I'm leaning towards an MS in Management to give me a foot in the door for an audit manager position. I already have a few years of Internal Audit (Operational and Compliance) experience in the financial services sector. Does anyone know which degree would lead towards an eventual VP Internal Audit or Chief Audit Officer role down the line? My undergrad is in Operations Management, so I don't have a lot of accounting experience. Then again, I would be pretty miserable getting an MS in Accounting as I can't stand all the financial accounting classes, Tax classes, etc. I am intrigued by pursuing an MS Management degree to exhibit critical thinking managerial skills, but I don't want to appear too soft on my skills. I have many skills in finance and excel which could be of use in a risk management arena, but those might appear dull next to a soft-skill degree. I would get an MBA, but not sure if I'm ready for it as I may be moving across the country and I'll lose any alumni networks and name recognition. Plus I can't afford a big program anyway. An MBA is an option in another 10 years though. Perhaps I should just wait on the degree? Kids might be coming so I want to knock it out. Any advice would be appreciated.