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I am really interested in completing a PhD in accounting. I am an undergrad currently majoring in accounting and minoring in risk management as well as mathematics with a GPA of 3.98. I have not taken the GMAT yet but plan to study for over a year to get a good score. I hope to attend Clarkson University (a research university) for my MBA and gain some research experience. I also plan on obtaining my CPA license. I am interested in the PhD programs at the University of Rochester, Syracuse University, and maybe Baruch College. One of my accounting professors earned his PhD from the University of Rochester so I may have a good recommendation for that school. Any feedback on the difficulty of getting into these schools as well as what my strengths look like so far, despite the lack of a GMAT score, would be greatly appreciated.

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There are a few things to consider. First of all, you cannot get CPA license without working under the supervision of a CPA in most jurisdictions. MBA from Clarkson University will not make you stand out. Instead, get a well respected Masters in Math or Statistics. Many PhD in Accounting programs accept GRE instead of GMAT. Depending on what your strengths are, you may consider focusing on GRE instead.

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I was always under the impressions that most accounting PhD programs REQUIRE the GMAT and will NOT accept the GRE compared to most other business PhDs that now do accept the GRE.

To me your plan sounds pretty solid actually. It sounds like you are years away from your PhD application, but it is definitely an advantage to start planning way ahead. Just don't forget that GMAT results are only valid for 5 years. If you want to get your MBA first and also your CPA then you are probably looking at least 5 more years before you will start a PhD. The CPA is not exactly something you can do on a weekend real quick besides working on your MBA. You will definitely have to work for a CPA in order to get your CPA, but I am sure you know that already. :)

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