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I'm looking at studying a part-time degree in Accounting. I've looked at two different Universities and one offers a BSc and the other offers a BA. Both are degrees in accounting but are they valued the same in the workplace? Is one higher than the other?



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basically no difference.

I always thought that it should be a BA but as the ACCA degree is a BSc those who know much better than me obviously disagree.

The more that I study accountancy the closer it feels to Law than bookkeeping! I can see now why all of the chartered accountants I know did law at Uni before they got into this business!

kind regards,

Shaun.

P.S. the ACCA qualification would get you further than having a degree but you can also get a degree as part of the ACCA qualification.

P.S.2 edited because I forgot to add the alternative option to just a degree (ACCA and a degree).



-- Edited by Shamus on Tuesday 12th of June 2012 10:44:33 PM

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My oldest daugthers off to Uni in September and I'm realiably informed they're of the same standing. I always thought a BA was betters because either Oxford or Cambridge only offer BA's (not sure this is correct?). I'd be grateful to have either!



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I don't have either although I could have applied for the ACCA one.

I think that you get to a stage in life where it really doesn't matter whether you have a degree or not. It's really the experience and related professsional qualifications that you have that matter.

I remember one conversation in a meeting where I had my bankers hat on that it was debated about taking on school leavers and the primary arguement in favour of Uni was not as one would expect to do with education level but rather if candidates can afford to go to Uni then we are less likely to accidentally employ any oiks!

Not a chain of thought that I sign up to myself but I can see the perverse logic that it's not what you know but what school you went to that matters!

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I agree with Shaun,

recently i was going to interviews and not once did they even ask what the classification was on my degree, as long as i had my ACA they only wanted to know what my prior experience was.

It says alot that to be in practice, those with a degree still have to take ACCA/ACA/CIMA etc.

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JohnBoy wrote:

My oldest daugthers off to Uni in September and I'm realiably informed they're of the same standing. I always thought a BA was betters because either Oxford or Cambridge only offer BA's (not sure this is correct?). I'd be grateful to have either!


BA: Bachelor of Arts
BSc: Bachelor of Science

Which one you get just depends on the subject you studied and the provider granting the degree. There's otherwise no difference.

Just to note, there is a (small) difference between MSc and MSci. MSc (Master of Science) is typically studied as a post graduate degree whereas M.Sci (Master in Science) is studied as part of an undergraduate intergrated master.



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I have a BSc, hubbie has a BA. He teases me a BA is better but both are the same.



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