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    I am planning on studying Finance at university. It doesn't seem to be a popular subject, especially in comparison to Accounting, or Accounting and Finance. Why is that? Is Finance a useful degree to have?
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    (Original post by ImNotSuperman)
    I am planning on studying Finance at university. It doesn't seem to be a popular subject, especially in comparison to Accounting, or Accounting and Finance. Why is that? Is Finance a useful degree to have?
    Doesn't really matter, imo. However some A&F degrees do have accounting exam exemptions so do look out for that.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Doesn't really matter, imo. However some A&F degrees do have accounting exam exemptions so do look out for that.

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    Thanks for the reply, I tried to rep you but I've repped you recently apparently.

    Could you elaborate on the accounting exam exemptions please?
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    (Original post by ImNotSuperman)
    Thanks for the reply, I tried to rep you but I've repped you recently apparently.

    Could you elaborate on the accounting exam exemptions please?
    Basically, you have to study for and sit a series of exams to 'qualify' as an accountant. By studying accounting, and by virtue sitting accounting exams at uni, you could exempt yourself from sitting a few of the accounting exams required to achieved qualified accountant status.
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    I do A+F and we get quite a lot of ACCA exemptions.


    A+F ftw.
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    (Original post by ImNotSuperman)
    I am planning on studying Finance at university. It doesn't seem to be a popular subject, especially in comparison to Accounting, or Accounting and Finance. Why is that? Is Finance a useful degree to have?
    As others have said you get exemption from certain exams if you do Accounting. However what matters more for employability is what you have to offer- in terms of work experience and soft skills.
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    I recommend you do Business management degree its quite broad degree alongside the professional Accounting qualification as they are regarded highly and many Accounting students study them after they finish University or alongside their degree studies.
    Which one you choose is up to you AAT (Accounting technician) ACCA ( for charted accounting) or CIMA ( for charted management accountant ) hope this helps.
 
 
 
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