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Best Masters for non-Acct grads and other Q? [#permalink]
22 Sep 2010, 08:09
The title basically says it: what are some good masters in accounting programs for those that don't graduate with an undergrad accounting degree?
Also, if I want to work in public accounting for sure, would you recommend a finance or accounting major right out of undergrad, especially if you're going for a masters anyway (I need to decide what to do quickly)? I am leaning towards finance for a myriad of reasons:
1. I will be able to graduate sooner if I do finance than accounting. This will save me a year's worth of living expenses and will give me time to travel, hold down a full time job, and just take a year's break from school, which I would find very beneficial
2. Finance/Accounting are inter-related and you basically learn the same stuff from a masters that you do as an acct major in UG. Therefore, doing something besides accounting during UG will allow me to broaden my horizons and perhaps make me more useful to my future employer after doing a masters.
However, I'm worried that, even though I'm a good student (good GPA, and I'm aiming for a very high gmat score of 730+), I might not get into any masters programs (UNC's macc for non-accounting majors is tough to get into) and then I'll be screwed. That's why I need help
So if you were in my situation, which one would you recommend I do?
Re: Best Masters for non-Acct grads and other Q? [#permalink]
22 Sep 2010, 15:22
If you have a "good gpa" and score close to a 730, you will get into any program in the country. The best programs with little accounting requirements are probably Texas, UIUC, USC, and UNC. Look at the stickied rankings and check the individual websites of the programs. Wake Forest and W&M are a couple of other good programs with minimal accounting requirements.