On my interview for a new senior accountant position, the CEO questioned why I have a BA in accounting, and not a BBA in accounting. He asked if I took all the necessary accounting classes and I told him yes and it might be the pre-reqs that are different. He seemed to gotten the ick when he saw that.

I just looked into my transcript and it turns out I need 3 more pre-req classes to get my BBA in accounting. Should I take the classes? I’m already a senior accountant with 3 years experience.

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lmao no, there's no difference and says nothing about how qualified you are as an accountant. that boomer can go suck a bag of dix

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That says more about how potentially incompetent and unreasonable that manager is than your competency as an accountant. You're already a senior. That's a red flag imo. I presume this is not the US?

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That is a weird thing to be miffed about. A degree in accounting is a degree in accounting.

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As someone who has been in public accounting for 20 years, I would never have guessed that anyone would care about whether an accounting degree is a BS, BBA, BA, etc... many if not most schools only offer one option.

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And I got a BS for accounting. What's the difference? Besides a couple of classes that is. I know CPAs who major in other degrees and do just fine once they got the experience.
I agree with the others, run from that place.

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I definitely agree that college doesn't matter much after you've gotten real world experience

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This is just an excuse to pay you less, don’t fall for it.

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If you can take the classes I would. I’m sure you would learn something new and maybe he has a different experience for those type of questions.

Taking the extra classes would be great for self-improvement and to add to your cv. However, it should not be your only focus. Part of what will distinguish you from others down the road will be the thought process and applying what you’ve learned to real life problems on the job. Everyone can put together basic financials, reconcile accounts, planning and analysis. How you approached it and why it is different than others will be your mark. This needs to come through that should make an employer want to put you at the top of the pile.

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