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    Hi,

    I have recently graduated from City University London with a 2:2 in Computer Systems Engineering.

    I want to get into accounting and aim to become a chartered accountant. I have tried applying to SWAT but was unsuccessful and also have applied to several other ACA training programs but haven’t heard back from any of them.

    I am thinking of doing a Masters in Accounting and Finance at University of Greenwich.

    My questions are would a masters degree help me in getting an ACA training program?
    And also would it be difficult for me to complete the accounting and finance masters degree since I haven’t done an accounting related degree?
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    (Original post by studentatk)
    Hi,

    I have recently graduated from City University London with a 2:2 in Computer Systems Engineering.

    I want to get into accounting and aim to become a chartered accountant. I have tried applying to SWAT but was unsuccessful and also have applied to several other ACA training programs but haven’t heard back from any of them.

    I am thinking of doing a Masters in Accounting and Finance at University of Greenwich.

    My questions are would a masters degree help me in getting an ACA training program?
    And also would it be difficult for me to complete the accounting and finance masters degree since I haven’t done an accounting related degree?
    It would be worth checking with the firms to get up to date advice, but I've never heard of anyone doing that, or CA firms looking for masters degrees. I suspect it won't help at all for top, say, 50 firms.

    There are masters degrees in A+F designed for non relevant graduates - the ones for finance graduates wouldn't let you in.
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    A friend of mine did Econ at uni (2:2) and then a MSc in Accounting (Distinction) to get into a B4 grad scheme and it worked just fine. This was 3-4 years ago so things might've changed though.
 
 
 
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