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    Hi everyone, I recently accepted a offer to do chemical engineering at uni of Nottingham but after more research I have been swayed by a career in accounting.
    If i try to transfer to finance accounting and management Bsc at University of Nottingham and get a first or a 2.1, what would my chances be of getting onto a graduate scheme to do ACA at a big 4 firm?

    I got A*AB at A level in Chemistry, Maths and physics
    I also got 5A* and 5A at GCSE

    Also what other career options would be open to me if I switch to this degree. (Like in finance)
    Would I be able to get into accounting graduate schemes at big 4 if i stay doing Chem Eng and just do a BEng instead of a MEng.

    Thank you for any help
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    For starters, you don't even need to have an accounting degree to get into the Big 4! They generally accept people from all disciplines as you will be trained in a professional accounting qualification after you start.

    Secondly, your A-Level and GCSE results are fantastic, why aim for a 2.1 when you most definitely have the potential to graduate with a 1st? Yes the Big 4 will accept you with a 2.1 but you will distinguish yourself with a 1st.

    The career options are endless, a quick look on Prospects, Big 4 and recruitment websites will show you the multitude of roles you can fit into.

    The main point is you do not have to do a finance degree, in fact, if i was in your position I would study Maths as it better prepares you for a career in finance than a "business/accounting" degree would do.

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    Thank you for your help, I just wish I thought things through sooner. Do you think doing the chemical engineering and a summer internship in accounting is a good way to go.
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    Thank you for your help, I just wish I thought things through sooner. Do you think doing the chemical engineering and a summer internship in accounting is a good way to go.
    the degree you do doesn't matter, just try your best to get involved at uni and build up some peripheral leadership skills.

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