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    I just graduated from University of London BSc Accounting and Finance with first class. I am currently working in an accounting firm but i am thinking if i should further my studies. However, i do not know which subject i should choose. I sort of regret taking an accounting and finance degree as i am not very interested in it although i am quite good at it. I have some interest in Mathematics but i dont find any meaning to it. I also have some interest in banking and corporate finance but because i am not an aggressive person so perhaps i am not suited to be in the investment banking or finance sector.

    I have not studied any subjects like history, psychology, sociology, culture, management, marketing and so on. I think these subjects are interesting but i am not too sure if i have keen interest and i am afraid of making wrong decision again. Also, if i study these subjects, i am unsure of my future career prospects as they are not the mainstream subjects like Economics, Finance, Accounting.

    I hope some of you with experience can give me some advice. Your suggestion is very much appreciated.
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    (Original post by snowflakes99)
    I just graduated from University of London BSc Accounting and Finance with first class. I am currently working in an accounting firm but i am thinking if i should further my studies. However, i do not know which subject i should choose. I sort of regret taking an accounting and finance degree as i am not very interested in it although i am quite good at it. I have some interest in Mathematics but i dont find any meaning to it. I also have some interest in banking and corporate finance but because i am not an aggressive person so perhaps i am not suited to be in the investment banking or finance sector.

    I have not studied any subjects like history, psychology, sociology, culture, management, marketing and so on. I think these subjects are interesting but i am not too sure if i have keen interest and i am afraid of making wrong decision again. Also, if i study these subjects, i am unsure of my future career prospects as they are not the mainstream subjects like Economics, Finance, Accounting.

    I hope some of you with experience can give me some advice. Your suggestion is very much appreciated.
    Initially, you need to decide whether or not your masters degree will be for financial or personal gain. I suspect that the only masters degrees that could offer some form of financial gain you have dismissed already (e.g. mathematics). It does not seem like you want to do a degree for personal gain, which eliminates all those in the second paragraph, ignoring the fact you are unqualified to do them at masters level anyway.
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    This is probably this best TSR post I have seen so far that deserves the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?"

    This is not glib, as you really need to explore your interests and desires rather than use further education - a course in anything - to simply defer making any decisions.

    It sounds like you are in the wrong job (assuming you have a job). Take some questionnaires, read "What colour is your parachute" or similar booksto try and articulate your inchoate desires.

    TBD


    (Original post by snowflakes99)
    I However, i do not know which subject i should choose. I sort of regret taking an accounting and finance degree as i am not very interested in it although i am quite good at it. I have some interest in Mathematics but i dont find any meaning to it. I also have some interest in banking and corporate finance but because i am not an aggressive person so perhaps i am not suited to be in the investment banking or finance sector.

    I have not studied any subjects like history, psychology, sociology, culture, management, marketing and so on. I think these subjects are interesting but i am not too sure if i have keen interest and i am afraid of making wrong decision again. Also, if i study these subjects, i am unsure of my future career prospects as they are not the mainstream subjects like Economics, Finance, Accounting.

    I hope some of you with experience can give me some advice. Your suggestion is very much appreciated.
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    i think not many ppl actually explore their interest and make decision based on their passion. most will just choose a career to earn a living and at end up dragging themselves to work everyday. ok, i will read up that book. thanks for the suggestion.

    what makes it more difficult is the discrepancy between what you expect to be doing in future when you are still a student, and what you actually will be doing after graduating and entering the working world.

    i am not sure if i am in the wrong job but i just find it quite mundane. having said that, which job is not repetitive?

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