Master of Accounting at William & Mary

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I have been admitted to the W&M Master of Accounting program. My goal is to end up in big 4, of course. Can someone help me what are some advantages and disadvantages of studying accounting at William & Mary? What is the reputation of school is like? Is it considered as a strong school nationally?

I have applied to only one more school UT Dallas and have been admitted there as well. I am absolutely sure I won't be applying to any other school besides these two nor I have time because I need to make a decision in three days.

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Feb 2, 2020

If your goal is to get into the B4, then W&M seems like overkill to me

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Feb 2, 2020

Great! Yes, big 4 is my goal. Thank you for answering my question.

Feb 4, 2020

You may want to find out where the Accounting program is ranked nationally, but I'm sure a degree from William and Mary will give you a good shot at a Big 4 job on the east coast.

W&M isn't as well-known nationally since it's rather small, but it's got a much better reputation than UT Dallas. UT Austin, though, is a fantastic school.

Would go with W&M and be prepared to hang out in Williamsburg, VA for 12 months...

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Feb 8, 2020
jumper123:

You may want to find out where the Accounting program is ranked nationally, but I'm sure a degree from William and Mary will give you a good shot at a Big 4 job on the east coast.

W&M isn't as well-known nationally since it's rather small, but it's got a much better reputation than UT Dallas. UT Austin, though, is a fantastic school.

Would go with W&M and be prepared to hang out in Williamsburg, VA for 12 months...

Thanks for your answer. Do you think being an international student may hurt a person's chance to find a job with a big 4 firm?

Feb 13, 2020

It would make it more difficult, but if you're location agnostic (SF, NYC have huge recruitment needs for staff every year) it'll be possible.

No accounting firm will be willing to sponsor other than the big 4 so it's pretty much all or nothing according to a 3.8+ GPA indian student in my accounting program when I was in school.

Feb 13, 2020

W&M has a solid reputation from what I can gather. I know a few guys with non-traditional accounting backgrounds who had a pretty seamless recruiting process into B4.

Feb 13, 2020
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