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Bachelors in Accounting vs Bachelors in Business Economics?

I am a high school student who is finally considering two different majors: Accounting or Business Economics. Here are the perceptions I have drawn from online research: Business Economics = much higher salaries, more interesting, more intellectually stimulating, less job opportunities, less room for advancement, more prestigious. Also, what type of professions can someone a Business Economics major pursue anyways? Accounting = lower salaries, less interesting, less intellectually stimulating, less glamorous, much more job opportunities, more possibilities for higher advancement. I am in the International Baccalaureate, so I want to major in the more intellectually rigorous of the two. My parents are also looking for prestige in a sense. I want them to be proud when they say "My son is a [accounting or economics] major. I plan to minor in either statistics or mathematics with either major. Which one is better? I just do not understand what types of jobs Business Economics majors get. When I view lists of highest paid majors, Economics is usually on there, yet I do not know what jobs they get. Engineering = engineer, project manager, etc. What about Economics? Accounting, on the other hand, is never on those lists. Help! Thanks.

Asked By: - 4/20/2013
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I think the economics major is a better choice. More interesting and better paid like you said. You can get many different jobs in the business world with this major. Ex. Financial examiner, financial anaylst and other things relating to helping a business make for money. You can even get a management position. I think... More
Answered By: Jake Abraham - 4/20/2013
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