Will double minor add value to my degree?
I am going to my 4th year of University and majoring in Accounting. I am considering doing a double minor in Finance and International Business. I am concern about double minors. Will double minors add value to my degree? and is it a good minor to choose with my major in Accounting? Need some minor recommendation.
A better way to look at this question is (1) what type of role interests you after college and (2) would I be able to land this role with an accounting background, or would finance / IB compliment this? Either way, you'll likely learn more on the job than from obtaining a minor in either course, so depending on your situation you may find advantages if forgoing either minor if it can save time or money, but still open the door to your dream role/path. Hope this perspective helped!
I found this information on a website regarding minors and majors which is some good basic information: "According to Fastweb, a major is a degree, so if you double-major you get two degrees. Minors, though they still appear on your transcripts, are not degrees. According to the University of Washington, they give "you insight into an area you'd like to explore further in your career or in graduate or professional school." To receive a minor, you must generally complete about half of the courses required for that degree,." If you are just wanting to explore those two areas, Finance and International Business, then it is okay; however, if you want these two areas to matter and count toward your degree you will want to major in either one. I have copied a website which gives great insight about double majors and what may be the best way to increase your knowledge and hiring ability (https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/double-major-guide/). They go into in depth information about double majors vs dual majors. I also checked into a double major versus a masters and found this information: "Double major vs Masters
This question is about depth or breadth. A double major is about looking at the cross section of two fields or trying to capture skill sets that can be obtained by studying certain major. A Masters is more about depth within a field."
I hope this information is helpful and not overpowering. Basically, double minor really is not going to help you that much.
Good luck Bahara. If you need additional information, please let me know.
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