Business vs IT path

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  1. cofffeee

    cofffeee New Member

    Hi everyone ;)
    I ve been thinking about this question for months, reading and researching. I still cant come to the final decision. Does one go for degree in Business with pursuing CPA, CMA , CFA certifications in the future ? Or is it more beneficial to obtain degree in IT and follow IT certifications with pursuing Master's in the future?
    I am in the middle of my life and I can fully invest in pursing only one path. I really struggle to choose one. Which path does have more opportunities and benefits ?
    I know there are plenty of intelligent and experienced people here.
    Please any advice would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    I think there's only one question that has to be answered: At the end of the day , what would you rather be - a CPA, CMA, CFA, or IT specialist? What would you rather be doing for eight or more hours per day?

    One thing to keep in mind: The "rules and regulations" for the accounting and finance fields don't change that often. The basis for IT changes constantly, so your learning would have to be ongoing.

    I get the impression that you are not in the United States. The question, then, becomes whether an accounting or finance degree will prepare you for any relevant licensure in your country.
     
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  3. cofffeee

    cofffeee New Member

    Hi
    Thank you for your response
    Its true " rules and regulations " dont change that often. At the same time, these certifications ( CPA CFA CMA) require continuing education so one will have to study new information anyway. Also, each certification is very reputable around the world.Thus one will not have hard time to make use of these certifications in any country.
    Moreover, how would you know what would you like to do 8 hours a day for the rest of your life if you didnt get relevant experience. I am good with numbers and i have logical mind so i can do good in both fields.
    But still which one?
     
  4. cofffeee

    cofffeee New Member

    Hi
    Thank you for your response
    Its true " rules and regulations " dont change that often. At the same time, these certifications ( CPA CFA CMA) require continuing education so one will have to study new information anyway. Also, each certification is very reputable around the world.Thus one will not have hard time to make use of these certifications in any country.
    Moreover, how would you know what would you like to do 8 hours a day for the rest of your life if you didnt get relevant experience. I am good with numbers and i have logical mind so i can do good in both fields.
    But still which one?
     
  5. cofffeee

    cofffeee New Member

    Hi
    Thank you for your response
    Its true " rules and regulations " dont change that often. At the same time, these certifications ( CPA CFA CMA) require continuing education so one will have to study new information anyway. Also, each certification is very reputable around the world.Thus one will not have hard time to make use of these certifications in any country.
    Moreover, how would you know what would you like to do 8 hours a day for the rest of your life if you didnt get relevant experience. I am good with numbers and i have logical mind so i can do good in both fields.
    But still which one?
     
  6. chrisjm18

    chrisjm18 Active Member

    The bottom line is that only you can make that decision. You can't base your decisions on someone else's experience. If you're after money, research the various career options in business and I.T. and their associated salaries. If you're after interests, look at the job descriptions of the various options you're considering.
     
  7. cofffeee

    cofffeee New Member

    I dont base my decision on someone experience. But its always good to hear advice of a person who has some experience in the industry. In regard to money, the pay varies dramatically inside IT and Accounting/ Financial field. Also, one cant get full picture from googling the salaries what the chosen degree will offer in the future.
    Thus,i simply ask advice from people who has experience and want to help
     
  8. Stanislav

    Stanislav Well-Known Member

    I have to agree. Here's something to think about: accounting, finance, and IT are all quite technical subjects, lots of detailed knowledge to absorb. Think about it like this: are you sure you can go through years of study, in a field most people find unbearably dull, if you are not excited about it at least on some level? I tried both; they have a lot to offer, but quite a bit of grind as well. Choose one that excites you.
     
  9. cofffeee

    cofffeee New Member

    Thanks a lot. Sorry to ask. You say you tried both. Which one did you prefer for yourself and why?
     

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