BSBA in accounting v.s. hiring accountants to be family business' CFO?
I'm an undergrad business student who needs to decide my major soon. I'm thinking of majoring in accounting but the purpose is purely to manage my whole family business' financial activities (e.g. like controller up to CFO) and manage my own small business' bookeeping i had planned in the future (not for public accounting job, MACC/MBA degree, or CPA certification). Parents said that marketing/entrepreneurship classes are interesting subjects since the classes won't be boring and emphasize creativity (moreover, there's a class call intro to fam. business too), but i think if i have an accounting degree w/ IT minor, it will help our family business more since they had mentioned to me at some point that it's hard to trust an "outsider" 100% (even accountants cannot be exposed to all of the financial information inside the companies; possible of accounting fraud/theft, companies are not in the U.S.; deal with IT system developers / analysts a lot too). If you are in my position right now, which major will you advice me to take? Will it make a huge difference if i'm taking marketing/entrepreneurship major rather than accounting major with MIS supporting area? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!9 replies
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