Is a Master in Professional Accouting Useful or Useless?
I am currently pursuing a BBA in Accounting and a Masters in Professional Accounting concurrently (it's a five-year program at my university). My plan was to come out of college with a Bachelors and Masters and be CPA-certified. Then, I planned on working for about 3 years and getting my MBA.
However, after speaking to one of my recent professors, she said that getting an MBA after already having a Masters would be pointless. What are your thoughts?
(In reality, she said that if I wanted to get my MBA that badly, it would be better for me to forget about getting my Masters in Accounting, work for 3-5 years, and then apply to a Business School. However, seeing that I am well into the program, I feel like I'd lose too much if I turned around now.)
From my limited knowledge, an MPA can't even compare to an MBA (not to mention it's not very relevant to IBD/PE/etc.). With that said, would it be in my best interest to still get an MBA after receiving my MPA?