CPA vs MBA? How do you decide between the two?

Matt

Matt

Hey! My name is Matt. I am a licensed CPA and the co-founder of Universal CPA Review. Prior to Universal CPA Review, I spent 9 years in audit and advising clients on M&A transactions.

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CPA vs MBA? How do you decide between the two?

If you’re keen on a career in accounting and have been exploring your options, one of the first things that’ll cross your mind is whether you should take the CPA or MBA route.

There’s no definite answer. There are lots of things that you need to weigh up when choosing whether to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) path, opt for an MBA, or even combine the two (CPA with MBA). One thing is for sure, though, you will need one of these qualifications if you wish to have a successful career in finance.

Whether you’re thinking about the CPA or MBA, it’s helpful to touch on what each one entails, how they differ, and why some savvy accounting professionals now have both.

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