Somewhat new reader, first time poster. I am a junior at Auburn University, majoring in accounting. After the summer semester, I'll be a senior, nearing the end of the recruiting process. Recently, Senate Bill 118 passed the Alabama Legislature, and is awaiting the Governor's signature. This bill changes the credit hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam in Alabama from 150 hours to 120 hours. If signed, the bill will go into effect January 1, 2016. I will finish my undergrad degree in Spring 2016. What I want to know, would it hinder my career if I do not get a Master's degree, or will no firm really care, as long as I have my CPA?