I'm from a small public liberal arts school in West Virginia, I’m currently an upcoming junior majoring in business administration (unfortunately program is not AACSB accredited, don’t know if that will hurt me). I already know I'm at a severe disadvantage when it comes to getting a well paying job. I'm thinking of getting my masters in accounting, and then hopefully getting a job with one of the Big 4 companies.Since i'm a business major with only 15 hrs of accounting and the fact Big 4 dosent recruit at my school; I'm thinking of getting my Masters in Accounting from WVU, because it will only cost me 8k (15k if I factor everything such as living expenses). My concern is that since WVU's business program is not a top ranked program, I may be shut out from getting a job with a Big 4 company. I feel that I could get into a top 30 accounting program schools such as OSU Fischer, Indiana University Kelly School of Business, Ohio University, Iowa, UNC, and Vanderbilt. Unfortunately these schools will cost me anywhere from 30-50k for one yr opposed to 8k. Eventually after working in Big 4 for a couple of yrs, I would like to get a MBA from a top 30 school , so I would have to save some money in order to do this. So basically my main question is should I get my masters in accounting from WVU or get it from a higher ranked more expensive program?
btw... grades are pretty good. Cumulative is 3.7, businessis 4.0, practice scores in the mid 600's, involved in a lot of extra circular activities, and few leadership roles.