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Old 11-23-2017, 07:27 PM
 
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I'm currently starting business classes at Lehman right now. Baruch would be ideal if I can get in. I will try and transfer there for Spring 2019. But I really want to hear the truth about Lehman's accounting program firsthand. I did a search on Linkedin for Accounting grads and CPAs who went to Lehman for their degree and I see some of them listing companies like KPMG and Deloitte plus some private companies too.

Surely, there must be some people here that went to Lehman?
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Old 11-24-2017, 08:51 AM
 
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I'm currently starting business classes at Lehman right now. Baruch would be ideal if I can get in. I will try and transfer there for Spring 2019. But I really want to hear the truth about Lehman's accounting program firsthand. I did a search on Linkedin for Accounting grads and CPAs who went to Lehman for their degree and I see some of them listing companies like KPMG and Deloitte plus some private companies too.

Surely, there must be some people here that went to Lehman?
I used to work at Lehman -- won't say where since I don't wanna dox myself but while I never dealt with the Department of Accounting, I do know that Baruch is definitely the much better brand of B.A. by far as you already know...however, any of CUNY's programs will do -- in the end, it's up to the "engine," not the bicycle, as racers would say; you yourself can go a much longer way, usually, than even an alumni network....

Good luck counting beans!
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Old 11-24-2017, 11:26 PM
 
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I'm not an accountant, but I always got the impression was the main thing that was important was getting the CPA. Having or not having that is more important than where your degree came from.
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Old 11-25-2017, 09:26 AM
 
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I'm not an accountant, but I always got the impression was the main thing that was important was getting the CPA. Having or not having that is more important than where your degree came from.
That's right. Top the CPA with an MBA from the Wharton School and you'll have it "made in the shade."
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Old 11-25-2017, 11:54 AM
 
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The sort of flip side is that with a degree from one of the city colleges, and a CPA, you'll still do pretty well. Layer a decent graduate degree on top of that, and you'd likely do very well.

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That's right. Top the CPA with an MBA from the Wharton School and you'll have it "made in the shade."
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Old 11-25-2017, 05:31 PM
 
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Try to aim for 4.0gpa or close to 3.5 in Lehman College with all courses, then apply for transfer to Baruch. Most accounting course in the beginning are pretty much the same, is all about the professor. Lehman and Baruch are all under CUNY, so you might be able to transfer some same accounting course without having to retake the course again.
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Old Today, 09:35 AM
 
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As a graduate of Lehman College, their Business and Economics programs are very good at gaining knowledge.

For marketability. I agree with previous responders: Get your CPA and then add an MBA (Optional) from a renowned grad school. And yes for branding and marketability Baruch is ranked tops for Business and Accounting among CUNY and SUNY and even among some top branded schools.

Good luck. Start at Lehman and branch out to the best that your money can buy. Remember aim for a 4.0/4.0 GPA from Lehman to make transitions easier. You got this!
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Old Today, 02:32 PM
 
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Lehman is fine if you're planning on getting your CPA.
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