Hello, its my first post in this forum!
I would like to read some opinions on my situation.
I live and study in europe, though i dont know if the forum is only for american users or not. Anyway,
My question is simple. I study accounting and finance (one degree) in best program of country. My goals are to get in a consulting firm (propably big4 audit) or a financial firm, for 4-5 years, to see how it goes, and then propably get in a financial control position to climb to CFO or general management.In short my long term goal in 10-20 years from now is to be a (general ) business executive with finance/accounting background.
In the near future, i intend to take a master in financial economics and a designation like acca/cfa.
Now the real question.
I am checking electives on my final year, and i want a second opinion or two
First 2 years where common for accounting and finance. in 3rd and 4th i picked accounting, while i try getting one or two finance classes per semester.I am familiar with portfolio theory, capital markets theory and i have a good understanding of how markets fundamentaly work. Also i have taken 2-3 classes in corporate finance. Right now i plan to take some application classes (computation finance and numerical methods in finance)
The dilemma is, for the rest of my electives i can either pick classes like risk management, international finance or classes like business strategy, advanced managerial accounting and similar.
First group seems more theoretical so i can understand better the economy. On the other hand, it will overlap with many classes i have already taken, and i am starting to think i will take a whole class for just 4-5 formulas i could teach myself anyway.
The second class seems more interesting since i dont have so many management courses, and both seem practical and not "fluff" courses. Then again, those classes will be useful only when you are in senior level, in junior/staff positions, it loses to 1st group