A little background on me -
I hold a Bachelors in accounting. Have 4 years of professional work experience as an accountant(industry & public). I am currently a financial controller (managerial role) for a small company. I am currently sitting/studying for the CPA exam. But I do not have the 150 credits in order to get licensed as a CPA once I do pass the exams. *Knock on wood I do..*
So basically I have to go back to grad school.
I do have a problem though, well a big problem. I did not focus in undergraduate studies well. I have a bad gpa from non accounting classes because I simply did not care.
I just don't see how a MBA will be helpful to me as well once I get a CPA, especially if it is not a top school. If anything I am leaning more towards a Masters in Data Science instead. I know an analytical degree will complement my accounting background. I don't feel like MBA is very analytical at all, and because of my low undergrad GPA I do not think it is worth pursuing it at a Tier 2 school.
Anyone else in a similar position? If not, any input/advice?