Let's Take a POLL!!! MBA VS. CPA touchdown

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Best option for me:

Option 1: sit for CPA exam
5
83%
Option 2: one-year mediocre MBA program
1
17%
Others (please explain)
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No votes
 
Total votes: 6

lsat140
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Let's Take a POLL!!! MBA VS. CPA touchdown

Postby lsat140 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:22 am

I scored 140 on my LSAT :cry: that I gave up law school and worked like a year. Now, I am thinking about going back to school again and make career changes. I hope that I will have more financial freedoms and upward mobility. I have to make decision in two months.


Option 1: I only need 6 more accounting courses to sit for the CPA exam that I can take at any community colleges or UC Extensions. If I pass the exam successfully then I could get the license in one-year because I have 150units. This process may cost me $10000 including expenses. But, I am not a big fan of tax, but if it is the best option then I will do. I don’t know if I will be happy with this career. If I go with first option then it might take longer, but I might get into top MBA programs (M7) in my mid-30s with CPA licenses and working experiences and maybe less financial burdens.

Option 2: I can study at one-year alumni-MBA program which is a mediocre school (I don’t have to take GMAT). It offers night classes which allow me work full-time during day which pays $2000/mos. The program will cost me about $24000 a year including expenses. It might harder for me to land a well paying jobs right after graduation since it is not a highly regarded MBA program with limitted net-work. However, I might take a shot since I speak Mandarin which is "in demand".

I am 26years old single. I went to small Christian private, major in Business.
WE: one-year full-time new account staff at a small community bank.
Career goal: Getting into mainstream corporate America which pays well. At least 50k first year after tax. I am pacifically interested in working at a U.S. petroleum or consulting companies that works with China. Eventually open my own consulting company.


I really appreciate your comments and advices.
Last edited by lsat140 on Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:50 pm, edited 6 times in total.

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Re: CPA vs. MBA Advice for career change!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby pu_golf88 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:25 am

Flame

IBTL

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Re: CPA vs. MBA Advice for career change!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby lsat140 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:27 am

pu_golf88 wrote:Flame

IBTL


I really need some advices. Please don't get me worng.

lsat140
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Take a POLL: CPA vs. MBA

Postby lsat140 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:29 pm

Anyone?
I guess no one wants to give me a sound advices. :(




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