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MS Accounting or MBA ?? [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2007, 06:49
Hi all
I recently took GMAT and an a little confused of what to do next. So I've a couple of questions.

1. What's the main difference MAcc and MBA?
2. I got bachelor in accounting from university abroad (non-english speaking country but studied in English) and currently work in one of Big 4 ( just started about a month ago), which one would be better for me?
3. I feel that studying MAcc doesn't require work experience, but MBA requires some (I dont mean the requirement to accept but my competency to study.) Am I correct in this point?
4. If I am correct in 3), should I continue working for a couple of years and apply for MBA?
5. Does AWA represent important factor in consideration?

Some facts
1. GMAT 750 (took in August 2007) AWA = unknown yet (expect to be around 4)
2. GPA 3.8, graduated in May 2007
3. I've not taken TOEFL yet

Thank you for all suggestions
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Re: MS Accounting or MBA ?? [#permalink] New post 20 Aug 2007, 13:23
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Hi all
I recently took GMAT and an a little confused of what to do next. So I've a couple of questions.

1. What's the main difference MAcc and MBA?
2. I got bachelor in accounting from university abroad (non-english speaking country but studied in English) and currently work in one of Big 4 ( just started about a month ago), which one would be better for me?
3. I feel that studying MAcc doesn't require work experience, but MBA requires some (I dont mean the requirement to accept but my competency to study.) Am I correct in this point?
4. If I am correct in 3), should I continue working for a couple of years and apply for MBA?
5. Does AWA represent important factor in consideration?

Some facts
1. GMAT 750 (took in August 2007) AWA = unknown yet (expect to be around 4)
2. GPA 3.8, graduated in May 2007
3. I've not taken TOEFL yet

Thank you for all suggestions


I would wait for a couple of years.

If u r working with one of the Big4s then u r lucky. Keep doing what u r doing then think about MBA not MSc. After several years of work experience in Big4, u will not need to take MSc. MBA will be the best option and with your score target Top 5 in the US. Your GMAT is valid for 5 years, allow yourself at least three years with yoru current job. No need for TOEFL. Your V score is fine.
But depends on school u apply.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Aug 2007, 09:05
MBA - absolutely!
Macc is good only if you want to get into big 4. Since you are already there, you won't need it. 750 is a great score. Get some more experinece and get an MBA from a top school. Make sure you get your CPA too!
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2007, 18:21
i chose MS Accounting because my undergrad grades were awful and i knew that i wanted to pursue a doctoral degree in accounting. i used the MS Accounting as a way to prove myself academically in hopes of strengthening my PhD application.

also, as was previously mentioned in this thread, the MS Accounting degree can serve as an "extra year" of accounting for undergrads who wish to enter public accounting at a Big 4 firm.

if your intention is to continue working after your masters degree and not pursue a PhD or career in research or academia, i would definitely recommend the MBA. an MBA from a top school will create lots of professional opportunity for you.
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