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And accounting firms are known to be rather inefficient when in comes to marketing - articles can be found on the internet about this as well if interested.
Response: Generally, you should have an accounting degree if you want to work for an accounting firm..DUH! Some of the larger firms do have consulting divisions. If they do, they might take a few economics folks;however, even the consulting divisions usually want accountants with computer science or some other speciality.
However, don't forget,lawyers go to school for an extra two years over that of accounants. The partners of big firms make about what the partners make at top accounting firms.
What about a minor (like UCLA I believe)?