CPA or MBA?

Many students ask me about the difference between an MBA and a CPA.

If you’re an accounting major, and want a managerial role in a CPA firm, then you will need a CPA. Many CPAs are recruited from CPA firms and your future market value is much higher if you’ve supervised others and taken a significant role in the audit process.

But, if you’re still exploring and have questions, this post helps unpack why someone might choose one over the other.

By Kim Figueroa
Kim Figueroa Career Coach