Business + Entrepreneurship

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Are you someone who wants the very best out of a product or service?

Whether you enjoy working with numbers through calculations and forecasts, prefer to persuade others toward a specific goal, or have a natural acumen for identifying successful innovations, careers in Business + Entrepreneurship offer ample opportunities for the savvy student. 

As the backbone of economic activity, people who pursue Business + Entrepreneurship are often driven to increase efficiency and profitability through roles such as finance, accounting, management, sales, real estate, operations, logistics, actuarial science, and quantitative analysis to predict future business models. Learn how you can jump-start your career in Business + Entrepreneurship and reach your highest potential.



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Explore Grad School: Accounting

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CPA Considerations

To become a CPA, earning a bachelor’s degree is sufficient; an advanced degree in accounting is typically not required. However, if you are interested in advancing your career, the two most common graduate degrees accounting students will pursue are a Master of Accounting or a Master of Business Administration (MBA). 


Master of Accounting

Pursuing either a Master of Accountancy (MAcc), Master of Science in Accountancy (M.S. in Accounting) or Master of Professional Accountancy (MPac) typically benefits individuals who have no prior background working in the accounting profession and wish to become a CPA. However, completing a master’s degree in accounting can also benefit working professionals who are already in the industry and wish to apply for higher-level management positions within the firm. 


Master of Business Administration (MBA)

As an alternative to a Master of Accounting, some professionals choose to pursue an MBA to build their career toward accounting. This degree typically offers a broader business education, alongside an opportunity to specialize or emphasize some coursework in accounting. To learn more about MBA degrees, review the Explore Grad School section of our Business + Entrepreneurship page.


Juris Doctor/LLM in Taxation

Another interesting avenue to explore is pursuing a Juris Doctor/LLM in Taxation program. This dual degree program is designed to give law students more expertise about tax law and policy.

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