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I want to be an accountant but have a few questions...


William Anders Raleigh, NC

I have a supply chain management degree from Michigan State University but realized recently that I may be interested in accounting. Is it suggested that I get an accounting certificate, another undergraduate degree, or masters degree? Also, if I were to go back to school, what should I look for in a university? I would want to work with small businesses to assist them with their finances and plans.

12 June 2019 2 replies Career Exploration



Chuck Burger King Of Prussia, PA

William, I like Candace's recommendation as you should leave no stone unturned. I would first look to your alma mater to research the requirement of each of your approaches, undergrad degree in accounting or MBA. Assuming some of your SC degree credits would apply to undergrad (not a slam dunk as academia is always looking for ways to part people from their hard earned cash! :) ) , find out how many delta credits you would need to obtain that degree. Then perform the same for the MBA. If there is a significant difference between the two I would look in that direction, If the requirements are similar (cost would not be), I'd go MBA as being the more valuable over the long haul, and potentially broader applicability.


Candace McKinney Houston, TX

Not in accounting, but North Carolina State University actually has a military and veterans services program.
I might suggest reaching out to their office and setting up some time to meet with someone on their team to talk about your goals. Whether it is a certificate or another degree - they might be able to give you some guidance. I would search for similar programs in the colleges near you!

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