Career towards Accounting

<p>Hello, I am in my last year as an economics major.</p>

<p>However, after I graduate I want to pursue a career in accounting. What would be the best way possible for me to do so? Should I obtain a Masters in Accounting, apply for internships, take courses so that I can sit for the CPA?</p>

<p>I'm not clear as to what my best options are, so any help will be much appreciated.</p>

<p>Thanks a bunch.</p>

<p>I don't know the rules for all 50 states, but in those that I know of there is a minimum formal accounting education requirement to qualify to sit for the exam. You can't just take an exam prep class such as Becker, you need the academic accounting credits too.</p>

<p>I have a close associate who went from undergrad econ to MAcc. It worked out rather well for her, though she did so 20 years ago and earned her MAcc. from a top program. Although, if anything the accounting market is probably better now than at the time she graduated.</p>