Value/Benefit of a Master of Accounting (MAcc)
Graduated from undergraduate in business/accounting. Planning to work towards the CPA designation. I have the option to 1) earn the CPA via a MAcc degree (employer tuition subsidy), or 2) do CPA myself and apply for a top tier MBA program after a few years of work experience (at my expense)?
What do you guys think?
1) What value or benefits can be derived from studying for a Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree on top of earning the CPA designation?
2) Do you think holding a MAcc degree + CPA vs just a CPA helps in terms of future job prospects/employability, salary increase, and promotion to management positions?
3) As an exit strategy from the public service, do employers (private/industry) value a candidate with a MAcc degree + CPA any different that a candidate with bachelor + CPA?