Hi, I'm planning on studying Accounting and finance in university and to become a qualified professional accountant after I graduate. However, I cannot decide whether I should study it in the UK or the US. From what I know so far, one of the benefits of studying in UK is that the accounting degrees here are professional degrees, but in the US they are not. But I'm not entirely sure what this "professional degree" means and how it differs from US degrees in terms of the quality. Also, can anyone describe to me the details of each accounting path/route I would be getting myself into and the pros and cons if I study in the US and the U.K. Thanks so much for your help!
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- Thread Starter
- 17-04-2016 10:31
- 22-04-2016 16:22
Qualifying to become an accountant is usually a post-university degree, so I wouldn't worry too much about that if you're still deciding on your undergrad. Instead, think about the decision that you're trying to make: should you go to the US or (presumably) stay in the UK? That is a big question.
Living in a different country, a different continent even, for years on end, hours of flight away from your family and support, is not easy. And it's not only family, you'll make new friends, but you probably won't see your old ones that much anymore for a while. There will also be cultural differences which you'll have to get used to, and cost of living should be a consideration too.
That said, I don't know any people who regretted studying in a different country. I would definitely encourage anyone study abroad (I'm doing it myself at the moment), but I think you need to know what you're signing up for and perhaps do a little more research on what it means to actually live and study in a different country.