The thing that sets Penn State Great Valley apart from other graduate schools is that it's extremely accommodating to students who work full-time and/or have families. Not only does Penn State Great Valley offer a part-time program, but it also provides shorter seven-week terms that allowed me to concentrate on one course at a time. The other thing that set the program apart was how many of the electives highlighted the importance of technology and automation. For example, I had the opportunity to take Accounting Data Analytics, which is becoming increasingly important in internal controls and audit. Something else I valued greatly during my time in the program was the advice from the accounting faculty regarding CPA preparation and the free CPA prep resources that were made available.
MaryKate MacDonald, Master of Professional Accounting, 2022,Lead Internal Controls Analyst,The Home Depot