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    CPA vs Masters

    So I'm thinking to either study for the CPA exam or pursue my Masters in Taxation, Management or a field close to these two. Kind of confused which path to take since I'm 27 and time is ticking. Any thoughts?

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    what is it that u ultimately want to do? If u can do the kind of work u want without having to get a CPA, then why not. Unless ur goals are specific to having the designation in place.
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    Considering the current job market in the finance world additional degrees or certifications are not as rare as before. A BS in accounting is nothing these days.

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    I was comparing a CPA to a Masters. I mean, yes its good to have the extra certification but to do the CPA route without having a clear reason why other than just having it seems like an exercise. You may be just as better off with the Master in Taxation than the CPA - depending on what u want to do in the future.
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    True but with a CPA it makes you more marketable in the sense that you are well rounded. But with a MS in Taxation you are stuck in the tax world of accountant. Are you an accountant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RasKefentse View Post
    True but with a CPA it makes you more marketable in the sense that you are well rounded. But with a MS in Taxation you are stuck in the tax world of accountant. Are you an accountant?
    CPA all the way! Trust me! That license will open so many doors and literally double/triple your salary.

    @bolded......absolutely correct. There is a reason that exam has a 48% pass rate. To me it is the ultimate achievement. You get certified and the sky is the limit...
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    dont u need a masters now to get your cpa license?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Skilz™ View Post
    dont u need a masters now to get your cpa license?????
    Depending on what year you got your BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs. Skilz™ View Post
    dont u need a masters now to get your cpa license?????
    nope,as long as u have 150 college credits
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    Quote Originally Posted by RasKefentse View Post
    Depending on what year you got your BS.
    u would have had to take the exam by 2009 in order to avoid needing 150 credits.If u graduated in 2008 and trying to take it now,u need 150 credits...
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    Quote Originally Posted by RasKefentse View Post
    True but with a CPA it makes you more marketable in the sense that you are well rounded. But with a MS in Taxation you are stuck in the tax world of accountant. Are you an accountant?
    True......it seems that you already answer your own question.


    One thing to point out, which I am sure you already know......audits, a lot, prior to getting that cpa , by far the better of the two.....CPAs are always in demand if you know anything about finance......not the other way around.

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