Value of a Masters in Accounting

Someone already has a BA in liberal arts. She needs another 30 credits to qualify for the CPA exam. How much value is there in getting a Masters degree in accounting versus just getting the 30 credits with the required prereqs? This is relevant to someone with a choice of the two programs, but the Masters program costs a lot more.

I imagine the impact is primarily in getting the first job. But that’s not a step that can be skipped.

[If it makes any difference, this person is brilliant, and I don’t anticipate that she’ll have much difficulty with the CPA exams.]