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Can I become an accountant with a minor in accounting?

I am a very confused incoming senior in high school. My mom tells me that majoring in business will get me nowhere. Well can I become an accountant with a major in business administration and a minor in accounting? How does that work? Do you take that CPA test (all I know is that if you pass it you can make more money) after you graduate college with your undergraduate degree or do you have to go to more school after that? Thanks! :)

Asked By: amber - 7/28/2010
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Generally speaking, no. If you look at accounting position jobs out there, they will specifically call for a major in accounting OR a bachelor's in anything but substantial coursework in accounting, usually 24+ credits of upper division accounting classes. The reason for this is that accounting is a task-driven field... More
Answered By: iSpeakTheTruth - 7/29/2010
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Yes. You just have to pass all parts of the CPA and work in the field for 2 years to become a CPA. Accounting is boring and most accountants have a very dull personality. Some make good money some don't. Tell your mom it doesn't matter what you major in cause 90% of the time you don't end up with a job relating to... More
Answered By: Watson - 7/28/2010
 
Accountant and CPA aren't the same thing. A CPA is a particular type of accountant but all accountants aren't a CPA. CPA's are some of the best paid general accountants though... More
Answered By: CoachT - 7/28/2010
 
I doubt it... More
Answered By: (Dillicious)cubed - 7/28/2010
 
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