Finance/Accounting/Operations Research. Pick 2.

<p>I'm entering college next fall and I know I want to double major. Just not sure in what. </p>

<p>My current major is Finance because it seems the most appealing. With that said, I have no passion for investment banking. I'm more interested in the corporate advising side of it.</p>

<p>I sort of dislike accounting, but if it pays, I am more than willing to bite the bullet.</p>

<p>Operations Research/Science Management (for those who don't know), is just taking 5 more Statistic classes. It seems like it could really help me advance in my career, but it can't be a stand alone major.</p>

<p>What is Finance/Accounting really like, and if you were to pick 2 of the 3, which would you pick?</p>

<p>The pinnacle of accountants makes $45k a year after taxes starting. </p>

<p>Deloitte</a> Salary |</p>

<p>Operations research is supposed to be like industrial engineering, isn't it? Speaking of engineering, how about majoring in engineering?</p>

<p>it is very similar to industrial engineering. Except that I don't have to do major engineering projects.</p>

<p>And I would major in engineering, but its not my strong point.</p>

<p>Senior year I took Pre-cal (didn't take math for 2 years), and I only took 2 AP sciences (Chem and Physics).</p>

<p>Physics didn't come natural to me. I studied and I might have pulled off a 5 on the AP test, but at best I think I can be an above average engineering student.</p>

<p>Business on the other hand is second nature to me. I used to read my sisters College Accounting books when I was 11 and it felt like common sense.(Side note: She's an auditor, accounting degree, and makes around 70k after taxes). If I do business, I'm pretty sure I'll be near the top of my class.</p>

<p>With that said...I don't want to work in accounting. But I've heard that an accounting degree will get me more places than a finance degree will.</p>

<p>P.S. in case you're wondering, my school doesn't allow me double major in engineering and business...I asked</p>

<p>Accounting is useless unless you go onto a MAcc program so you can become a CPA. My father who is a Risk Consultant has an Accounting Bacc. and he said he has not used since directly out of school. Also, is it a BSBA-Fin or a BS-Fin? If its the first, you will be reviewing many topics if you decide to go onto get your MBA. You will most likely get bored. If it is a BS-Fin, the beginning of your MSF would be the same way, boring. It's best to study what you want to study and specialize in Grad school.</p>

<p>I'm doing a BSBA</p>

<p>The above-average engineering student gets more offers than a 3.7 business student (which is probably 95th percentile or something). Your sister had a much greater chance of being hired due to being a girl - your chances as a male are not in the same league for accounting. Trust me, there is no comparison.</p>

<p>Jeeze whistleblower, stop throwing out stats for engineering when people don't ask for them. My brother is about to graduate in one week with his master's in Mechanical Engineering from UCSD, with honors by the way. He's had a tougher time finding and internship/job than my wife did accounting. </p>

<p>I understand that you hate the way people talk up accounting like it is the easiest/safest career path, I do too, but it isn't much different in other majors. Granted, when my Bro does get his job then he'll make close to what my wife and I will in accounting put together, but I hated Calculus and would never take two more classes on it let alone linear algebra, differential equations, etc just for the money. </p>

<p>Same for accounting OP. NEVER major in it just for the money, especially if you "sort of dislike accounting"</p>

<p>Well, I guess here's the best way to put it... I don't hate math, deep down I'm a numbers guy.</p>

<p>My career goal is to be a CEO, I just don't know how to go about doing it. If accounting provided that route, then I'll do it.</p>

<p>Right now the fields that seem most alluring in business are anything dealing with consultant/analyst/supply chain management. But I don't know if those will get me to the top. I guess my question is...what major will help me climb up the ranks the fastest (yes I know that I can do it with anyone of them, but which one would be best).</p>

<p>It's not the major, it's the person. As an example, Goldman Sachs pull's their traders from Harvard's Liberal Arts College. CEOs come from a variety of backgrounds. An industrial company will more likely have an engineer as its CEO because they understand what is going on. Study what makes you happy. From what you said, it's Finance. Study that. Seek internships, seek networking, and become involved.</p>

My career goal is to be a CEO, I just don't know how to go about doing it. If accounting provided that route, then I'll do it.


<p>LOL! The chances of anyone becoming a CEO is something like 1/100 million. You have a higher chance of winning the lottery. Not trying to discourage you, just giving you some perspective.</p>

<p>Obviously keep following your dreams, but you really need a lot of luck regardless of how hard you work to become CEO.</p>



<p>Like you said, your bro will make more when he gets a job. It's also extremely easy for girls to get hired as auditors because they are rarely labeled as awkward by female HR reps, and they have stronger GPAs pretty much automatically due to their nature.</p>

<p>Oh, and by the way, you wrongly capitalized mechanical engineering, yet left accounting lower case. So, it's obvious to me how much reverence you confer to each field.</p>

<p>Note that I didn't capitalize it the first time, only the second. I intentionally capitalized that to draw attention to it. See, this is a forum, not an essay. I can bend the rules of grammar for emphasis since I am unable to speak with you in person.</p>

<p>And yes, no shocker that he'll likely make more money than I will in this life. That's how it works. The harder the major, the lower number of people it produces, the higher the reward. If everyone was an engineer then we would be screwed. Someone needs to be a doctor, an accountant, a lawyer, and someone needs to be a janitor.</p>

<p>My god whistleblower, just as you hate people who talk up accounting, people will get equally annoyed with you talking up engineering. I agree that the best engineers are better than the best accountants and will make more, but there are lots of average engineers complaining about how they hit a relatively low ceiling salary quickly, while there is no such ceiling in accounting. In the end, there is no one path fits all for everyone (or else we'd only have engineers or only accountants), and people need to find the path that best fits them best rather than chasing the next "hot field" or what some dude on the internet tells them.</p>

<p>You are so defensive.</p>

<p>if you want to be a CEO or desire a top position in a company, you can as well beomce a partner it is easier than becoming a CEO, you gradually reach for the top and the way is through accounting. my best advise for you is to study accounting since it would be easier for you as youonce said and one of the most important foundation for acct is your GPA if it is great then you are also great, you should also get an internship at least one to improve networking after all this get your CPA license or MBA before or after does not matter. and others may include joining accounting societies, leadership skills, management etc.</p>