“Mwalimu (teacher) I’m confused”.
or MBA programme?
skills are sufficient to pursue financial analysis. I also do not think I would
like to get into banking.
not banking, then Certified Public Accountant (CPA) training would be a good
choice. On the other hand, consulting or top management in financial
organisations would be the path to take for a Master of Business Administration
in top management positions because no matter what business you are in, from
medium sized family-owned to multi-million industries, an MBA can boost
real case studies, giving them an overview of many facets of a business. MBAs
play a key role in investment banking too and will additionally give you some
leverage if you are thinking of changing careers.
peers. Just like an MBA graduate, they can use their training to diversify and
climb the corporate ladder. But CPAs will have competitive advantage in
because the programme specifically trains them in accounting, auditing and
taxation. CPA is the preferred credential for financial management positions.
It leans towards more technical work, with focus on quantifiable academics
relating particularly to accounting principles and core ethics—with a
reasonably decent amount of business education.
organisational structure with emphasis on hands-on training in various
benefits of either programmes, then pursue them both.
These are two highly compatible courses and the classes are quite similar which
will save you some time while expanding your professional options. It is up to
the different organisations to pick what skills they want for top financial
positions. But I prefer an MBA this graduate will fit into multiple areas of
the enterprise— from an analytical, financial and business point of view.
School could work well for businesses wanting to grow. MBAs can effectively
organise and combine information from multiple sources to solve complex
problems and make well informed judgments. They should be equipped with data
analysis and high-level integrated reasoning skills to successfully steer
products and services, healthcare or pharmaceuticals.
graduates are familiar with practical management situations and strategies.
They will bring to the table expertise from different areas as well as
knowledge of how to apply these skills to a long-term business plan.
records for your business – but so will a number accounting software that is
easy to use, and will provide accurate monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly or annual
financial statements and or records, depending on how it is configured.
track and working around taxation laws — but you would have to know their
qualifications and find out about their experience and expertise.
or if you are in business or top management and trying to recruit, the choice
is yours. But remember that the payoff from the choice you make will always be
in the results.