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I competed
I received
I finished
I obtain
- my /a degree in accounting from/at the university of ABC in 1996.
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Dear Billybillwong:

I received, I obtained, I was awarded, I was conferred (antiquated usage), I earned

my OR a (either one - but remember, youdid the workEmotion: smile so I would saymy)

degree in accounting from The University of Chicago in 1996.

"Finish" and "completed" do not work here because you didn't finish or complete the degree, you finished the work required (and passed the courses) to obtain a degree.

Hope this helps.

John