KPMG Masters Program or Amazon

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I have been lucky enough to receive two incredible offers before going into my senior year of college (Accounting/AIS majors). One offer from KPMG to join their Masters in Accounting and Data and Analytics class where they pay for your specialized MBA (at Villinova) and CPA and you are automaticaly on a fast track to manager. However, I have also received an offer from Amazon to become a Financial Analyst intern which turns into their two year Financial Rotation program. I debating between the two, any advice would be helpful.

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  • Microsoft Bork13
    Imo Amazon. If you play your cards right you could end up at a top 20 MBA school with better Rep than Villanova.

    And amazon has more growth, opportunities, and prestige right now.

    I'm assuming though you don't want to be a CPA and you want to max TC
    Aug 7 4
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      All of this is true, I’m definitely leaning amazon, becoming a CPA has never been the dream, and am looking for the most upside
      Aug 7
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      Thank you!
      Aug 7
    • Microsoft Bork13
      Np feel free to PM me some more. I don't want to give too much away but happy to talk more about my experiences
      Aug 7
    • KPMG anaat31
      Yup. Kpmg will work you to death and not even pay you for the trouble. Go with amazon.
      Aug 7
  • TSYS / Eng hnt15
    If it's not a top ten MBA, it's not worth it
    Aug 7 2
    • Citibank / Mgmt 🐟r🏷️
      It's a free MBA...
      Aug 7
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      Nothing beats free
      Aug 7
  • McKinsey jEez00
    Humility in a blind post - you’re a good egg! 😊

    Go with Amazon, and good luck!
    Aug 7 0
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    OFqo26

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    I think the answers here might be a little biased since most blinders are developers or fellow fang fans. I think if you’re going for accounting or finance kpmg is going to be the better choice. Amazon is top if you’re going for software engineering
    Aug 7 1
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      NetEng_23

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      Amazon is soon to become the world's biggest company, it is not because of their software engineering department. Their business practices far outweighs anything recommended by KPMG. Also, everyone is manager in KPMG. Most senior appointment become manager for pay pump. You are not necessarily leading or managing a team but your title says manager.. Also, once you start making fulltime salary you can afford the MBA. I cannot be certain but I would be really surprised if that free MBA didn't come with some strings attached.
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    RLPK44

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    Amazon ftw.
    Aug 7 0
  • I used to work in strategy consulting -The brand differential between those two firms is ENORMOUS. We are talking fucking miles here. The other thing is your MBA will go wasted if you go down the accounting track and not sure how the market will perceive it. From a role perspective none of these roles is ideal but I can tell you for sure that accountants must be the #1 job that ppl are trying to get out of. I would go with amazon hands down. I am shocked votes are so close for these options. Financial analyst can easily lead to corporate development, what about accounting?
    Aug 7 2
    • E*Trade / Finance cbEV72
      Accounting leads to controller and cfo roles, very lucrative jobs. The probability of getting them is higher than cto role
      Aug 7
    • CFO and controller are not roles, are senior levels within a company. It’s not like anybody will become a cfo. The chances are that you will not. OP: think if accounting is something that you really wanna do in your life. If yes then you’ll be very happy at kpmg. If not you will be fucking miserable for a long long time.
      Aug 7
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    OFqo26

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    I think you are right assuming op wants out of accounting/finance
    Aug 8 0

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