How do you climb up the ladder to become a CFO?

What jobs do I need to get to and move on to? I will worry about the qualifications and education part, so just give a straightforward answer. Also, what is a better contribution, a job in accounting, or finance analysis? I have not gone to college yet, and I am definitely not going to try to get a job like this without proper education. My plan is to got to MIT.

Asked By: vikrant t - 3/7/2010
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A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or business administration is the minimum academic preparation for financial managers. However, many employers now seek graduates with a master's degree, preferably in business administration, finance, or economics. Employers will often seek a candidate who has... More
Answered By: Tom Z - 3/7/2010
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An MBA or finance degree. If you are asking this question you must not have gone to college, or not a good one. If not, forget it. If so look for a job in finance, accounting, etc. and work hard.
Answered By: Steve - 3/7/2010
Besides the qualifications and education process, which as we all know are extensive, in that you must have certain criteria before even considering a job in high finance, you have to possess certain human characteristics that must be ingrained to you. This means you have to be very outgoing, outspoken, a happy... More
Answered By: Mr. Prefect - 3/7/2010
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