Accounting degree or buisness degree?

Is an accounting degree a better choice over a business degree even if not necessarily wanting to be an "accountant" per se?
I had a friend tell me to get an accounting degree
rather than a business degree because "an accounting degreed person can be a business man but a business man can NOT be an accountant".
Would you agree? Accounting degree have more "esteem even for getting such jobs as production manager or shipping supervisor where one wont be crunching numbers daily?
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You are assuming that a production manager or shipping supervisor doesn't have to write reports that account for production and shipping, many of which include numbers, charts, graphs, etc. And you also assume that will be the extent of your advancement. You could be right, or you could be wrong.
You could go with a management degree of some sort. Some schools have "specialized" areas of study, and take a few extra accounting courses as electives if accounting isn't what you want to do - but maybe management is.
The more varied background and history of experiences you have the better suited you are for a wide variety of opportunities.
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Paul A. Thomas, CPA
Athens, Georgia
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