I'm applying for Uni this year, and these are the two subjects I'm thinking of going for.
History is what I love and I would do well in it. A 1st or a 2.1 probably. Economics I have no experience in, but I have been told employers would favour it over History, I'd also have further mathematical experience for when I do the ACA/ACCA exams.
What do you people reckon? Shall I do Economics, or does my choice of degree not matter? Basically will I be putting myself at a disadvantage doing History rather than Economics.
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- Thread Starter
- 06-02-2010 18:38
- 07-02-2010 18:00
Doing a history degree will not rule you out with an accountancy firm. As long as you're going to a good university and on course for at least a 2.1 then they're fine with it. Firms specifically say you don't need to have studied accounting or economics and they don't consider it an advantage. You will need minimum mathematical standards though and if you spend 3 years just writing essays you may find this more taxing.
In terms of doing the maths that is part of your accounting qualification then I wouldn't worry about that, you're taught how to do it from a fairly basic standard.
- PS Helper
- 07-02-2010 18:19
What is your maths like? have you got A level maths? if not what did you get in GCSE?
- 08-02-2010 20:41
Do History as you will enjoy it more
TBH the maths you will do in an Economics degree is quite a bit harder than the Maths in ACA/ACCA probably