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    I've heard some of the top accountancy firms prefer maths graduates to accountancy grads for their graduate programmes. Majority of graduate jobs will train you on the job and teach you everything you need to know to succeed so the degree you have doesn't really matter. Just make sure it's something you'll enjoy, I picked maths and absolutely loved the three yrs of studying it.
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    (Original post by sabana)
    I've heard some of the top accountancy firms prefer maths graduates to accountancy grads for their graduate programmes. Majority of graduate jobs will train you on the job and teach you everything you need to know to succeed so the degree you have doesn't really matter. Just make sure it's something you'll enjoy, I picked maths and absolutely loved the three yrs of studying it.
    But the accounting and finance degree gives you exemptions, surely that's more advantageous and practical?
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    (Original post by donaldtheduck)
    But the accounting and finance degree gives you exemptions, surely that's more advantageous and practical?
    Yes true it's an advantage. If you're certain you want to do accountancy you should pick it but with maths your options are more open say if later you change your mind. Also personally I think I'd find an accountancy degree quite boring.
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    Is it even necessary to study a finance related degree? I have heard a lot of people managed to get a job at the Big 4 with unrelated degrees such as any of the Sciences, History, Music, Philosophy etc. I think the experience you have is much more important than the degree you have, so you might as well just study something you will enjoy.
 
 
 
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