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I'm planning on majoring in accounting and questioning which graduate degree to obtain?

I'm planning on majoring in accounting, or possibly double majoring in accounting and finance. My ultimate goal is to become the CFO of a corporation. Would a double major really be beneficial to my resume? Also, after my undergraduate studies, should I obtain a Masters in accounting, or an MBA? Any information will help. Thank you.

Asked By: Justin C - 1/15/2009
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In my opinion, an accounting M.A. serves two main purposes: (1) it helps you pass the CPA exam and (2) in some states, it substitutes for the experience requirement to receive the CPA license. In other words, I've never heard a great argument for getting one.* I have yet to see a job posting that requires an M.A. You... More
Answered By: K Z - 1/17/2009
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I think it's up to you. After you get your degree and get a job, you will have to get some experience and do a lot of networking. The main thing that recruiters look for in a resume is experience. Having a good education is also important for getting your foot in the door, but experiences sells... More
Answered By: The Real Deal - 1/16/2009
 
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