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Getting MS Accounting vs. Taking Summer Courses [#permalink]
12 Mar 2010, 11:08
The subject pretty much states the question. Upon graduating in 4 years I will only have about 132 credits so I would be way behind on the 150 credit requirement. I am a junior accounting major and will graduate with a BS in accounting, I have pretty much decided to pursue a 5th year MS in Accounting program, and have asked professors/professionals of their opinion on it, and have gotten some mixed responses.
Something that my professors have stressed is that getting a Masters will not do a whole lot for me in the immediate future, but down the road will be beneficial and make me appear more promotable.
On the other hand, I have been told that it doesn't really matter how you get the 150 credits, MS or not, and that getting the CPA is really all the matters.
What are your opinions on the matter, I would like to know. Thanks!
Re: Getting MS Accounting vs. Taking Summer Courses [#permalink]
13 Mar 2010, 17:59
Personally, I would rather get the master's degree than just tack on a random assortment of credits to fulfill the requirement. But since the remaining credits don't have to be in accounting, maybe you could focus them on what industry you might want to work in. Say you want to be an environmental science and energies sector auditor - maybe a masters/courses in environmental studies or some related field might suit you.
You have a whole year left - can you not squeeze 18 credits in? I'm not sure how your school works, but I know that if I had bulked up my course load more earlier on I could have graduated with the 150.
Re: Getting MS Accounting vs. Taking Summer Courses
13 Mar 2010, 17:59