Does it matters which university I attend for Accounting to work for Big 4?

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I'm currently a sophomore student at St. John's University but a junior starting this September.
I was applying for a transfer application to Fordham University and NYU as a transfer student for Fall 2018 as a Finance student.
No luck for NYU but I was accepted by Fordham's business school.
However, after talking with my dean about my career path, he told me that Accounting is easier to find a job. Which I can work in both finance and accounting firms with an accounting major.

But here comes the problem, if it's Finance major, I'm pretty sure that I will transfer to Fordham. But when it comes to an accounting major, I don't know if it's worth it to pay $30,000 more for Fordham's tuition (currently having the scholarship from SJU and only paying $22,000).

I'm really indecisive about whether staying with my finance major or not. And if going with the accounting major, transfer or not.

I'm really looking toward getting an internship from Big 4 or other investment banking internships, current GPA 3.68.

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May 16, 2018

Matters moreso for IB, there are a ton of spots for Big 4... do they recruit at all on SJU campus? As long as you have some sort of on campus recruiting opportunities I would just stick it out where you are if all you care about is making it to Big 4. Keep that GPA above a 3.5 and network and you'll be fine.

May 16, 2018

Hi, thank you for replying. Do you recommend the change of major? From finance to accounting?

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May 16, 2018

I think you'll be required to major in accounting so I definitely would if you aren't already. I majored in both and that's what I recommend to everyone who asks.

May 16, 2018

I'm currently preferred more accounting too, but I don't know if whether to transfer to Fordham University or not. I know the ranking for finance in Fordham is high, but I don't know about accounting. And I'm not sure whether it's worth it to pay $30,000/yr more than my current tuition to complete an accounting major.

My current university (SJU) has some big companies coming each fall's career fair, like Big 4. But they only hire 2 or 3.

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May 16, 2018
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