I’m well into my 6th year in my career and unbeknownst to readers, I’ve been thinking of going back to school to upgrade and specialise my skill set over the past year.

The whole thought experiment culminated recently when I accepted a place in a part-time Masters of Science in Accounting (Data & Analytics) (MSA) programme at SMU. As such, it felt like a decent time to document my thought process and hopefully 2 years down the road, I can look back at this post with pride at achieving what I set out to do.

Or at least don’t regret my decision ?

Choosing the field of study

I started as anyone would – thinking about what to study.

As an accountant, there are many pathways you can take to upgrade your skills and expand your knowledge. In fact, you don’t even need an accounting degree to become a