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Old 10-03-2010, 02:29 PM
 
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Which would be better?

 
Old 10-03-2010, 04:29 PM
 
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HOURS--and types of accounting classes
 
Old 10-04-2010, 06:33 AM
 
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Which would be better?

Depends on you really...One is more focused on accounting, both are bachelors of science. But BA seems more diverse if you were looking for an opinion.
 
Old 10-04-2010, 09:53 AM
 
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There was not much difference when I was in school except the BBA required more hours. Since TX has the 150 hour requirement in order to sit for the CPA, you're better off with the BBA or a 5 year program if you're CPA bound.
 
Old 10-05-2010, 03:26 AM
 
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Depends on you really...One is more focused on accounting, both are bachelors of science. But BA seems more diverse if you were looking for an opinion.
If it is a national accredited business school; it will likely be a BBA.
The lesser schools, tend to offer it as a BS. I would go with BBA.

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Old 01-30-2013, 04:09 PM
 
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It is just a name, and that's it. Plus, I just realized this thread is stale-dated.

University of Florida will call it a BSBA and University of Michigan will call it a BBA, and I don't even know if they stamp the concentration on the diploma or the transcript. Clearly, U of M is a better school. There is NO rhyme or reason as to how the quality of the school aligns with how they've branded these degrees.

My second cousin has a BSBA from Univ. of Fl. but, in that state, it did not qualify him to become a CPA. For that, he bolted on a M.Acc. at Univ. of Fl. I guess he likes alligators. Either way, it seems that a M.Acc. now needs to bolt onto either a BSBA or BBA to qualify one to take that test in many states.

Bottom line: Pick the better school and/or school you like more, rather than the acronym of the degree.

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Old 03-25-2018, 12:24 AM
 
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^

It is just a name, and that's it. Plus, I just realized this thread is stale-dated.

University of Florida will call it a BSBA and University of Michigan will call it a BBA, and I don't even know if they stamp the concentration on the diploma or the transcript. Clearly, U of M is a better school. There is NO rhyme or reason as to how the quality of the school aligns with how they've branded these degrees.

My second cousin has a BSBA from Univ. of Fl. but, in that state, it did not qualify him to become a CPA. For that, he bolted on a M.Acc. at Univ. of Fl. I guess he likes alligators. Either way, it seems that a M.Acc. now needs to bolt onto either a BSBA or BBA to qualify one to take that test in many states.

Bottom line: Pick the better school and/or school you like more, rather than the acronym of the degree.
Thats funny your cousin failed twice. Ill tell you why. The bsba requires more course work and a focus in a specific field. Accountancy is one of those. You can get a CPA but not if you focused in marketing. The MS in Accountancy is still a lesser degree compared to the MBA in accountancy. The master of accountancy requires 30 credit hours and zero life experience. The MBA in accountancy requires four years of experience and 60 credit hours. It is more applicable because it gives the student a wholistic view of business and and can provide insight into down stream consequences of certain financial decisions and transactions a normal accountant would not be aware of.

I work in hr for a major financial institution. Our standard for hiring at corporate is an MBA in accountacy and a CPA. We've had really bad experiences with MSAs. It has been an on going trend that led to a change in our hiring tatics. We've started working with universities to better understand the degrees they provide and what classes students take. We've gone from high turnover and low productivity to the exact opposite and the key difference is that we've hired candidates with a wholistic view of business. MBAs. Historically employees with BSAs and the MSAs tend to make financial decisions with out understanding the downstream impacts to the firm. We fired our last employee with a MSA last week. Her last day was Friday.
 
Old 04-25-2018, 09:56 PM
 
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No difference in the job market...duh...no diff in apply to grad school either
This is correct.
 
Old 04-27-2018, 03:10 PM
 
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This thread is from 2010. Closed.
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