Considering career choices
Finally, keep in mind why you’re considering graduate school. A graduate degree can accelerate the career you already have and push you up the corporate ladder, or it can lead you into a new field.
Degrees that offer concrete business skills, such as a Master of Accounting degree, are a good example. Understanding the financial ins-and-outs of your company makes you a more valuable employee.
Maybe you majored in marketing but have plateaued. A master’s degree in accounting could set you up to become a chief financial officer at an advertising agency.
Or maybe healthcare is your true passion, but you don’t have the time or money for medical school. A master’s degree that teaches you about finance and budgeting could lead to a financial management job at a hospital.
Or maybe you’re thinking about switching careers. A Master of Accounting degree gives you the tools to fully understand the finances of any organization.
One more factor to consider: Where you get your degree matters. The stronger the reputation of the school you choose, the more credible your degree and new skills will be.
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