会计硕士想申经济学硕士

背景:北京top 3会计本科,美国top 5会计硕士。本科期间上的是国内的经济管理类数
学。硕士期间修过两门概率统计的中级课程,一直参加accounting seminar。今年5月
毕业。现在用opt在一家property inc做accountant。没有正经的研究经历,自己写过
一些“paper”(水平很次,只能把paper加引号了),没有publication。
其实之前一直是想申accounting phd的,试过一把水,全军覆没。一方面,商学院的
phd竞争简直太激烈的。另一方面,不知深浅地申请的全是top 20的学校。
工作了一个多月,还是想读书。打算先申一个econ ma,之后再考虑是读econ phd还是
accounting phd。看到很多申商学院phd的人,是先读一个econ ma来曲线救国的。总之,我读完econ MA,还是要申phd的。
查了些学校。对UCONN感兴趣。虽然学校不是太好,但是离家近,而且有可能有奖学金
。而且UCONN的econ ma可以一学期后可以申请转econ phd。我其实不是在学术事业上有
多大追求的人。就想混个phd,然后回国当老师

Some comments (they could be very very misleading):
1: an econ master program is usually a cash machine for a university:
financial support is rare, and generally the size of the class is huge. Your
background would almost guaranttee an admission to such a program. Check the
website of the program you target to see whether GMAT/GRE is required. Even
though GRE is required, you might negotiate to use GMAT instead.
2: the training of the accounting phd is certainly quite related to
economics. If y

Go to Accounting PhD directly. No ECON master.
If your GMAT is >700, with high GPA, I guess you should be able to get into
UCONN accounting PhD program.

uconn accepts 1 or 2, while many chinese candidates apply, and almost all of
them have GMAT >700, GPA approx. 4.0. Why do u feel it is easier to get in?
Could you explain a little bit? I am just curious.

well, gmat 740+5.5, gpa 3.76(because i chose two stat courses mainly open to
engineering students)
do I have chance?

超级感谢大大的回复。我还有几个疑问
1、UCONN的econ ma一年大概招25个学生,这算多吗?他家的主页上说,可以自己选择
research based or teaching based的,也可以选择申请转入econ phd program的。。。
2、如果我申请排名较靠后的accounting phd program,这样的econ master会有帮助吗?
超级无敌谢了:)

The average GMAT for UCONN recently is about 680. I think you should be fine
.
Besides, accounting makes MORE than Econ.

北京top 3会计本科,美国top 5会计硕士。本科期间上的是国内的经济管理类数
学。硕士期间修过两门概率统计的中级课程,
Your weakness is the math, which could put you a VERY disadvantaged position
. You need to take more math/stat classes. Two years ago a friend of mine
took two year’s math classes before she applied phd in finance (and got the
offer).

to
Gpa is too low to acceptable if you want to apply a good accounting phd
program.
gmat is soso which can not differentiate you with the other chinese guys.

top 3?? hehe 北大,清华,北航?

Ph.D. for accounting, about $120,000 for nine months at the US university.
Ph.D. for econ., difficult to get a job in the US univeristy. Even get an
offer, may be $80,000 for nine months, if you are lucky. Not sure about
government or other economic research institutes.
Give up accounting background to do a master degree in Eco., it is a wrong
choice if you want to have a career in the US, unless you do the degree in a
real top top schools.

北航还排不上号吧。
会计全国top3 应该是 人大,厦大和( 北大 or 清华)吧

那我就不申econ ma,该申accounting phd和economic phd?
啊啊啊?我有心理阴影的,刚刚收了8封accounting phd的据信的。。。

是呀,我也知道accounting phd是严重的供不应求,米多。。。但是商科才招多少phd
呀?sigh~~~

不知道不是特别好的学校的会计博士怎么样?如果出来去teaching school教书,工资
也那么高么?

去读会计的博士吧。

呃,会计phd每年才招那么点人的。。。

get a master in acct first, then get cpa and finally apply to phd would be
the best choice given that you’ve got rejected by so many acct phd programs
for now. as one mentioned previously, there is no point to give up acct
background
to get an econ degree.

已经有acct master和cpa了。。。
我又不准备re-apply那些大牛校了,就想找个so-so或是不很好的学校读phd,那些
rejection有影响吗?

You do not have to only target on top 10. Top 50 or lower are also fine.
Schools with low ranking usually need faculty members to teach more and the
pay is relatively low. However, compared with other displines, the pay and
demand for accounting are still much higher.
Given your background, I highly recommend a PHD in accounting. Do not give
up due to the rejection letters. Keep trying. Remember, you are making plan
for your future. Think long term…
Good luck.