Finance to Accounting Switch

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Hello Fellow Monkeys,

I wanted to gain some information; I have a finance degree from a non-target school. Realizing that I would not land the top banking job; I want to gain some more insight on landing a degree in accounting. If anyone in the same situation could recommend good programs/ schools and how long it took them with the switch.

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Jan 18, 2018

Trying to go for my CPA as well- any good programs that would take a finance bachelor and how long would it be is my main questions. Please feel free to tell me your careers stories, thank you!

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Jan 18, 2018

If you don't want to begin your career in accounting, you should look into Masters in Finance programs. I believe these are generally 1-year.

Villanova MSF program gets a bad rep, but if you're at an average GRE/GMAT score and GPA, they'll still give you a look, and the degree can lead to a valuation/corporate finance/boutique banking position.

Hope this is helpful

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Jan 18, 2018