Lawyer takes on tax via UNC Accounting
Some prospective graduate students find themselves choosing between law school and a Master of Accounting degree. For Minu Ramani (MAC ‘15), it was the law that led her to accounting.
Ramani attended college in India and completed a five-year undergraduate program that gave her a law degree. She moved to the United States, earned a Master in Law degree at the University of California, Berkley, and then worked at law firms in India.
Her last job focused on intellectual property law, but she worked at a firm that specialized in tax law. Tax intrigued her, but as she considered how to learn more about it, she thought it was time to tap her strong quantitative skills and diversify her education.
“I wanted to have a good accounting background,” she says.
The UNC MAC, with its one-year program and focus on students who don’t have undergraduate accounting degrees, was an ideal fit. The summer boot camp equipped her with basic the accounting know-how she needed before starting the MAC coursework in the fall.
"What I found very interesting was that we have a lot of different course offerings,” she says. “I have had an opportunity to learn a lot of things."
She's taken classes on spreadsheet modeling and advanced finance, for example, which likely will be helpful when she starts as a tax accountant with Deloitte after graduation.
"For the near future, I want to work at Deloitte and really learn,” she says. Later, her law degrees plus her MAC will give her plenty of opportunities, whether at an accounting firm, a law firm or in a corporate environment.
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