So I'm currently a third year business econ major at UC Irvine and I want to land a job at a Big Four or maybe BDO, Grant Thorton after graduating. BUT I've applied and just recently been rejected by the UCI Accounting Minor (avg accepted GPA was 3.6 =/); being the average student that I am (3.30 GPA), it means that I now have two options:
1) Go for one more yr of school- Try to apply to master of accountancy programs (University of San Diego, USC, SJSU, Univ. of Wash., Bentley) within my last yr of college. And what are my chances of getting in one of these programs ?(3.30 gpa, probably a 680 GMAT, a couple semi-related jobs, not that many extra-curric.)
2) Get the credits/hours at Irvine Valley College (local JC) to be eligible for CPA during my senior yr and try to land a job at Big 4. But I'm afraid it wouldnt have as much credibility as the UCI accounting minor offers and it won't land me a job.