Can I become an economist with an accounting and finance undergrad degree?

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I would probably do a masters and then a PhD in Economics to become one, however, is that possible? Do I need an economics degree to do that? I just want to understand the financial world first.
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I would probably do a masters and then a PhD in Economics to become one, however, is that possible? Do I need an economics degree to do that? I just want to understand the financial world first.
Typically you can't do an economics master's with a A&F undergrad degree. Most master's economics master's courses state that either you need an undergrad economics degree (at least 50% of modules are Econ) or in some cases a STEM degree will be sufficient (maths, physics, engineering and CS normally).

I would suggest you look at the entry requirements of MSc Economics courses which you might be interested and see for yourself whether you'd be able to do it with an A&F undegrad. What I don't understand is why don't you just do an undergrad in economics and finance? That way you can be an economist and have the same number of finance modules as in a A&F undergrad?
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Typically you can't do an economics master's with a A&F undergrad degree. Most master's economics master's courses state that either you need an undergrad economics degree (at least 50% of modules are Econ) or in some cases a STEM degree will be sufficient (maths, physics, engineering and CS normally).

I would suggest you look at the entry requirements of MSc Economics courses which you might be interested and see for yourself whether you'd be able to do it with an A&F undegrad. What I don't understand is why don't you just do an undergrad in economics and finance? That way you can be an economist and have the same number of finance modules as in a A&F undergrad?
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Why do an A+F degree first? Just do an economics degree or something related. Perfectly straightforward to get a job in accounting with an economics degree - and if you do a strong, quantitative one it may be career enhancing.
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