Hey there managers,
I'm currently a junior at Virginia Tech, and I'm triple majoring in Accounting, Finance, and Management. Because of IB transfer credits from high school, I'll be able to graduate with all 3 degrees with just one additional semester. Furthermore, the accounting degree combined with the extra breadth of business coursework will allow me to complete Virginia's education requirements for the CPA exam without having to take graduate coursework. However, if I were to drop down to a double major, I could graduate a semester EARLY, and if I dropped all but one major I could graduate a YEAR early.
Here's my question for you. Given that I have no reason to graduate early, and that finances are not a huge issue regarding time spent enrolled, do you think the triple major is the best use of my time? If not, which major(s) should I drop/keep, and what would you regard as a better use of my time?
I was considering the possibility of dropping a major or two, and using the extra 1/1.5 years to instead get a masters in one of those fields. I intend to pursue a full-time MBA after a few years in the workforce anyway, so this hypothetical masters would be a concentration in a specific discipline. I suppose it's a question of breadth versus depth... would I be better served with an undergraduate education with average depth in 3 fields (and touching on marketing/IT as well), or with great depth in one field, and average or light experience in the others? Keep in mind that the "average" depth of experience is no less than that of a single major in any field; I'm not sacrificing any field to add the others, merely time.
I know that was a long post, and thank you for taking your time to help me out. I look forward to hearing your thoughts!
- William Kelly