How much maths is used in studying accounting and finance?

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When I say 'maths', I'm excluding basic algebra, so really I'm just asking how much 'hard' maths is used in accounting. I hear that you really just need the basic maths, but if that's the case, why do you think most universities require a high grade in A level maths in order to study accounting and finance?


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I'm currently studying accounting and finance at kent uni (first year) and there's not much 'hard' maths although I did do A level maths so I'm probably being biased about it. In the course itself they provide you with a maths module (which is basically the same as A level maths but much condensed) which will help you to get a grasp of all the mathermatics that you will need to know for the degree.

However I have heard that the maths will get harder in the second and third years of the degree so thats probably the reason you need to have a high grade in A level maths.
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Broadly speaking across all unis that offer A&F the majority of the maths will just be basic arithmetic.

But the degree of mathematical content also depends on what uni you go to, and what elective modules you choose. At Warwick for example, out of the 30 modules that make up the degree there are 2 mandatory statistic modules that utilise statistics at the standard of A level and higher, so Maths at A level/IB is somewhat necessary for those 2 modules. The maths in the rest of the mandatory modules is just basic arithmetic. But then out of the 30 modules you can choose 9 of the modules you do, so you can make your degree as maths-heavy or maths-avoidant as you like.
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(Original post by ItTakes2meNu)
I'm currently studying accounting and finance at kent uni (first year) and there's not much 'hard' maths although I did do A level maths so I'm probably being biased about it. In the course itself they provide you with a maths module (which is basically the same as A level maths but much condensed) which will help you to get a grasp of all the mathermatics that you will need to know for the degree.

However I have heard that the maths will get harder in the second and third years of the degree so thats probably the reason you need to have a high grade in A level maths.
Thank you, do you mind me asking what other subjects you did at A level?


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Thank you, do you mind me asking what other subjects you did at A level?


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Not at all. I did Accounting, ICT and Maths A level (did Economic AS which I dropped in the second year)
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I've always considered Accounting, Finance and Management a soft degree. Do a proper rigorous degree, I did Economics and Mathematics.
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I've always considered Accounting, Finance and Management a soft degree. Do a proper rigorous degree, I did Economics and Mathematics.
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I got an A in GCSE maths, but I don't do A-level Mathematics. I know some universities that will accept me with that, but I'm scared because, although I did relatively well, I didn't hugely enjoy maths. I'd love to go into banking and economics but, after the compulsory maths module for those who haven't done A-level maths, I'm planning on picking modules with as little maths as possible.

(Assuming that I choose that degree, of course)
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I got an A in GCSE maths, but I don't do A-level Mathematics. I know some universities that will accept me with that, but I'm scared because, although I did relatively well, I didn't hugely enjoy maths. I'd love to go into banking and economics but, after the compulsory maths module for those who haven't done A-level maths, I'm planning on picking modules with as little maths as possible.

(Assuming that I choose that degree, of course)
which universities accepted? x
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They care enough to neg me. So yes they do care lol.
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