Going for MBA - Need Advice - Accounting - page 2

by Ginger35

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Hi, I am an RN with a BSN. I began attending a program for an MBA this past Summer. I am currently in advanced managerial accounting and finding this very difficult. Those RNs that went for a MBA - with no accounting /... Read More


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    Hi Zenman, Suzanne4, heartdrtobe,& CRNAsoon

    Thank-you for responding.

    Zenman, thank-you for your words of encouragement. It does give someone like me hope. I really do appreciate your insight here. I will just keep plugging away at it - that is all I can do. Marketing is my next course coming up (if I make it).

    Suzanne4, - I will keep trying to practice. It is hard when this book only contains answers to some of the questions and other pertinent questions - it doesn't. Kind of hard to check figures. But I'll keep fighting....

    heartdrtobe - Well, you do have a legitimate point that medicine and accounting are two different languages. I do know of some people that are very accomplished in healthcare going for their MBA in this class with no background in accounting and this is a challenge for them too. I am not interested in a MS in teaching. Thanks for the suggestion anyways.

    CRNAsoon, If I had to do this all over again - I would take a couple classes in accounting at an undergrad level and atleast one class that deals with Excel making spreadsheets and take your time with it. Accounting is really basic math - but knowing what numbers apply where can be frustrating - that is like 80-90% of the battle. I'm not sure if your 501 accounting class is the same - but if it is managerial accounting or something that pertains to "cost accounting" - at an MBA level - I would *think* that it is very comparable to what I am taking currently. BTW - I am also interested in obtaining a CRNA after this (someday).
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    I'm not an RN (I am a recent accounting grad who is considering nursing as a career), but I went through Bellarmine University's 4.5 year accounting-MBA program. It was pretty easy...all presentations and projects. All the resources needed to get through this program were there at Bellarmine.
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    HI ALL,
    I AM DOING MY MBA,WAS READING THE POSTS,I BELIEVE IF I CAN DO ACCOUNTING ANYBODY CA DO IT,IF U HAVE A NURSING BACKGROUNG,PRACTICE AGAIN AND AGAIN EACH PROBLEMS,IS THE BEST REMEDY FOR LEARNING ACCOUNTING,I WENT FOR EXTRA CLASS TO UNDERSTAND THE BASICS,IMAGINE MY mba CLASS IS MIXED THAT TOO WITH GENERAL WHO ARE ACCOUNTANTS,FINACIAL ADVISORS,DOCTORS,ARCHETECTS,BANKERS,IT WAS A CHALLENGE ,BUT SURRVIVED,ONE U KNOW THE BASICS,CAN CO RELATE WITH THINGS THAT YOU KNOW IN DAY TO DAY LIFE,THEN HERE U GO!!!!
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    consider a tutor. The school may offer them free of charge or have names to give out. I would recommend that for a start.


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