Hey guys, first post,
I'm currently at a half-decent school (University of Toronto at Mississauga) studying Commerce (50% Economics; 50% Accounting or Finance. For Americans I guess this would be a double-major in econ + acct or fin). I have to pull the trigger and choose either accounting or finance next year.
I don't exactly know I want to do yet, but it's probably either Chartered Accountant (british commonwealth equivalent of CPA),. My school is a target for Canadian IB but my campus is not.
So, I'm wondering, is taking Accounting instead of Finance and then aiming to fulfill CA req's while simultaneously doing CATO and CFA for three years after grad a legit way to break into finance? Or do employers (especially IB) see Acct majors in a negative light?
Is CFA + MBA overkill? Or does it realistically raise my chances of not getting my resume passed over? Anybody from Canada on here do an MBA at a top American school?
Sorry for the n00b questions, I just recently figured out what I want to do in life. Any guidance is greatly appreciated, thanks in advance!