Many students majoring in finance also choose to simultaneously obtain an accounting degree; only the marginal classes associated with the accounting degree must be completed. The additional 30 hours of work can be completed in two semesters. There is much overlap in these two areas of study: accountants prepare the financial information and people in finance use this information to make decisions. Upon graduation, the student receives 2 bachelor’s degrees – one in finance and one in accounting. Furthermore, with 150 hours of credit, the student can sit for the CPA exam. Such an educational path prepares a student to one day serve as an organization’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO). If you are interested in also obtaining a degree in accounting and sitting for the CPA exam, click here for more information.