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MBA in Acc. vs. MSc in Acc. [#permalink] New post 18 Aug 2007, 17:15
I am in between to rivers now, need to swim to cross one of them and I know each of them will take a lot of effort from me to finish.

I did my bachelor's at an english speaking business school located in a non english speaking environment. I had a big exposure to US education system as the curricula was developed based on U of Michigan Business school one, though lectures were delivere by local lecturers and some guys from the US itself.

After graduation, although did not adore, I joined a commercial bank as a treasury specialist and mostly involved with interbank deposits, corporate bonds (investments), FX and so on. Not in a big volume. (1 year)

Then, came to the UK to study, but did not as started working as a sales consultant in retail. but have always read finance and accounting books to keep up with updates or just to keep myself refreshed. (1 year)

I am now planning to do what i have wanted so far. Accounting. I studied US GAAP. Recently got admitted to a uk uiversity, they do not teach us GAAP which i like. thus just deferred it.

I noticed that, US universities offer MBA in accounting and MSc in accounting or MAcc. I do not know what to choose and which is good for me to land a job at one of the Big 4 upon graduation. I will apply to Baruch and BYU.

What would be the best decision? Going for MBA in Acc. or MSc in Acc.
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It all depends on what exactly you want to do after school. Do you want to do pure accounting at a Big 4 firm? Then definitely go for the MSc degree. But if you're looking at going to a similar firm to do something more like consulting, or want to get into corporate finance (it sounds like this is NOT the case for you), then get the MBA. If you're going to be pure accounting, though, then you don't need the MBA.

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