Welcome to College Confidential!

The leading college-bound community on the web

Sign Up For Free

Join for FREE, and start talking with other members, weighing in on community discussions, and more.

Also, by registering and logging in you'll see fewer ads and pesky welcome messages (like this one!)

As a CC member, you can:

  • Reply to threads, and start your own.
  • Post reviews of your campus visits.
  • Find hundreds of pages of informative articles.
  • Search from over 3 million scholarships.
Please take a moment to read our updated TOS, Privacy Policy, and Forum Rules.

Accounting and Engineering

ish718ish718 Registered User Posts: 253 Junior Member
edited July 2007 in Engineering Majors
How difficult would it be to double major in accounting and electrical
Post edited by ish718 on

Replies to: Accounting and Engineering

  • i586i586 - Posts: 201 Junior Member
    I don't see why you would want to but good luck, you are taking the hardest engineering and doubling it with the hardest business degree.

    accounting is not something that needs to be studied. Its all common sense actually.
  • ish718ish718 Registered User Posts: 253 Junior Member
    is accounting really the hardest business major?
  • ratrollratroll Registered User Posts: 157 Junior Member
    Yep. I don't know what you'd do with that combo though..
  • ish718ish718 Registered User Posts: 253 Junior Member
    so what about EE+finance?
  • i586i586 - Posts: 201 Junior Member
    Business undergrad majors are a waste of time. They are 100% common sense.

    Get your engineering degree then get a MBA, you will be golden.

    as for finance, another waste of time. I have made 6k on the dow in the past week with a invested 4K, it doesn't take a finance major or a guius to make money on wall street, it takes common sense. 100% common sense.

    Ish when i first started my CSE curriculum I sucked at math and it was eating at me, I didnt know what to do, so I wanted to switch to finance or MIS. My advisor's and every professor I talked to said. Stop its a waste of time and you should just get a MBA. I think they were right.
  • ish718ish718 Registered User Posts: 253 Junior Member
    oh really
    thnx for the info
  • ish718ish718 Registered User Posts: 253 Junior Member
    oh wow dam looks like im in similar shoes
    i plan on attending college soon to major in electrical or computer engineering
    but my math skills aren't the best but im a fast learner though
  • GamefreakGamefreak Registered User Posts: 112 Junior Member
    How about minoring in economics?
  • quicksilver40133quicksilver40133 - Posts: 281 Junior Member
    Yes, you can minor in something related to economics... that would probably interest you, as it has business applications and deals with money, and it is certainly not common-sense stuff, like some of business can be.

    And, depending on where you're going, there might be a computational finance undergrad major/minor, which would incorporate a bit of business with even more solid quantitative skills, to complement your engineering education.
  • i586i586 - Posts: 201 Junior Member
    remember computational finance is the new financial engineering.
  • quicksilver40133quicksilver40133 - Posts: 281 Junior Member
    ...which might suit ish, no?
  • GatorEng23GatorEng23 Registered User Posts: 1,571 Senior Member
    Doubling in accounting and EE would be difficult. There are basically no overlapping courses between the two. In both majors, you have a very strict track of courses. With accounting especially, there are courses that are only offered once a year. And what if that course is scheduled at the same time as one of your core engineering courses? You can imagine that scheduling game that would be required to complete both degrees. Unless you want to spend 6 years as an undergraduate, I don't think it's worth it. If you want to know some accounting for your own purposes, take the intro courses to the major (financial and managerial accounting) and I think that would be sufficient enough.

    If you really want to have something related to business in addition to your engineering degree, just do a business minor or if your school has some kind specialized business minor for engineering, that would also be an option (for example, UF has a sales engineering minor that's designed for engineering majors).
This discussion has been closed.