Khabiyrul Gainey

Name: Khabiyrul Millah Gainey

Program (Full-Time): Master of Accountancy (MACC) and Master of Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA)

Anticipated Graduation (Month & Year): December 2020

Undergraduate Institution and Degree: University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Accounting and Finance 

Dream Job: Professor of Accounting, but this could change.

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Graduate Student Ambassador
Master of Accountancy (MACC)
What degree are you pursuing and why?

I am pursuing a double master’s — a Master of Accountancy (MACC) and a Master of Data Science and Business Analytics (DSBA). I chose these two master’s because I hope to start my career in the field of accounting, in a department that maximizes the use of technology to enhance accounting practices and advancement toward the future.

Why did you choose the Belk College of Business over others?

I am in current pursuit of my Certified Public Accounting (CPA) Certification and the Belk College of Business Master of Accountancy (MACC), is one of the best programs to accomplish this goal. The MACC is home to great statistics, with an above 90 percent CPA passing rate and home to three Elijah Watt Sells award winners. On top of all that, I went to undergrad at UNC Charlotte and the professors were phenomenal, some of which teach in the MACC program. Furthermore, the Belk College of Business Master of Accountancy (MACC) allowed me to build out a program that fit my interest of combining data science with accounting.

What can you share about your experience so far being an Ambassador, and what do you hope to accomplish this year in your role?

I have only had orientation thus far as an Ambassador, but I hope that my experiences and motivation inspire prospective students to pursue opportunities in the Belk College of Business, particularly the MACC program.

What has been the best part of your academic experience so far?

The graduate program really takes me in-depth in some of the subjects that I enjoyed in undergrad, where we only scratched the surface. The professors really put in the time and effort to give students a more realistic view on content as we prepare for our professional careers.

How would you describe the Belk College of Business to someone considering a master’s program?

Belk College of Business is where opportunities are only limited by the effort you put in it.

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