I hope it will still be funny when I rank higher than you guys.
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I am not a troll from PhD in Accounting Department, but it is not just numbers, it is about economics concepts and ways to trasmit economic events into meaningful financial statements. One big part of accounting research is business valuation and my accounting professors had a business on the side from which they pulled 100K a year xtra to their college salary.
And top MBA does not necessarily lead you into Goldman Sachs. They have 50 top MBAs competing for each position. IB is dead and will be dead for 5-10 more years. If you are luckyyou will get a consulting job for 110-120K straight out of grad school.
There is a lot of people with top 10 MBA degrees right now out of a job. Noone with PhD in Accounting is out of a job, and average annual salary is near 180K. If you do get a top IB job, you will be working 90 hours a week for 150K, while a smart person who went for PhD in Accounting will be chilling on his boat doing nothing, enjoying the stupidity of a majority of people and laughing at you. At my college accounting professors were second highest paid employees after the college president and they barely did anything. If you would rather run with all the lemmings from the side of a cliff because thats what everyone is doing - go for it...But the chances are you will not get into PhD in Accounting program anyway, so...
PhD in Accounting. As soon as you graduate (from ANY school) you will be looking at about 10 offers, 135K average. Accounting professors do whatever the hell they want, with their 20 hour workweek. Or, if you are not averse to being at work from 9 to 5 Mon-Fri you can get a job in the industry for 250K. I am going to get a JD from top 30 but then at some point I might get PhD in Accounting. It is 100 times harder to be admitted than say Cornell Law but it is full ride for all plus stipend.
Unfortunately, a lot of people do not do their homework before going to law school. Most people still have the stereotype in their minds that any lawyer is filthy rich. Therefore, they are willing to invest 120k to get into the game. In reality, nowadays lawyer market is quite different from doctor market. Most lawyers tend to make less money than a self respecting janitor...Many of today's law schools are basically a pyramid scheme, where the students are on the bottom of the pyramid and ABA and school administration are on the top. As long as these people will be allowed to profit, there will be T4 schools charging 45k a year for tuition.
Wanted to start a new thread for UVA Waitlist in current year.
It appears that previously UVA had priority waitlist and general waitlist for both in-state and out-of-state students. I was recently placed on a waitlist (without specifying which kind it is). I am in-state for Virginia. 162/3.94, non-traditional student, great work experience. The word is apparently that in-state UVA list is pretty unpromising.
Anybody had any comments or experiences?