Econ vs. Accounting Master's Degree - Which is better?

If I already have a finance background and I don't want to do an MSF, which would be better for breaking in to IB?

Obviously school and location matters but what if those are the same?

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Comments (10)

Oct 10, 2012

Neither is particularly helpful

Oct 10, 2012

Network. If you have the experience you just need to start dialing and smiling. An accounting masters would be nice for your CPA, but not really helpful for transitioning jobs. Econ would be interesting though.

Oct 10, 2012

Econ.

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Oct 10, 2012

OP, I would still consider an MSF. Rest of you: you guys really think Econ? I've met a few people who have accounting masters doing IB and I would think most MACC degrees are in the business school while most econ degrees seem to be in the main campus graduate school. Just a thought.

Oct 10, 2012
DrPeterVenkman:

OP, I would still consider an MSF. Rest of you: you guys really think Econ? I've met a few people who have accounting masters doing IB and I would think most MACC degrees are in the business school while most econ degrees seem to be in the main campus graduate school. Just a thought.

Hypothetically I think the ultimate (purely academic career) route is:

BS: ACC
MBA: FIN
PhD: Econ

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Oct 10, 2012

I understand that there may be benefits to what you learn, bus. school, etc. but which would look best on a resume? Econ or Acct?

Oct 10, 2012
johnsmithwso:

I understand that there may be benefits to what you learn, bus. school, etc. but which would look best on a resume? Econ or Acct?

I think ACCT.