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TSsoylone P
post Oct 17 2020, 12:54 AM, updated 2d ago

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Hi! I'm a software engineering student who currently just started in their first semester in a public uni. I think it's okay even if I had no experience in programming or whatsoever. However, I was thinking of taking ACCA after my SE degree because I still preferred studying for Accountancy and I really really want to pursue a career in accounting in the future. It has been a dream of mine to pursue a career in accounting. I also thought and was told that considering I'm a SE student now, I might have higher chance of getting employed if I were to also go for ACCA. Can someone help me with the pathway? I'm still uncertain about my pathway to ACCA. Also, should I work before taking ACCA to gain experience? Would really appreciate it if anyone can help me 🙏🏼
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post Oct 17 2020, 01:02 AM

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Apply for a faculty transfer. don't waste your time continuing on software engineering
Blofeld
post Oct 17 2020, 03:17 AM

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i have you answered you before

Finished your SE

then study ACCA while working in the Big Four

or if you have the time and money, you can do ACCA full time before starting working.

Trust me, you will find success as now Big Four partners now prefer graduates with IT skills.
TSsoylone P
post Oct 17 2020, 10:42 AM

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QUOTE(Blofeld @ Oct 17 2020, 03:17 AM)
i have you answered you before

Finished your SE

then study ACCA while working in the Big Four

or if you have the time and money, you can do ACCA full time before starting working.

Trust me, you will find success as now Big Four partners now prefer graduates with IT skills.
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Yeah, thank you for the response on my previous post and this one. Just wondering on how to actually apply for ACCA. Do I have to go for CAT? Considering I don't have any accounting experiences. I was thinking of doing ACCA full time before I start working.
TSsoylone P
post Oct 17 2020, 10:45 AM

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QUOTE(cdspins @ Oct 17 2020, 01:02 AM)
Apply for a faculty transfer. don't waste your time continuing on software engineering
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I've actually applied for a faculty transfer before I entered uni but my application got rejected bc their quota was already full apparently. So idk if i should actually apply again for a faculty transfer after my first sem. I'm afraid later in my second sem, I'll be left behind from the others considering that they all have mastered the basics in sem 1 and I'm just getting started.
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post Oct 17 2020, 11:24 AM

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QUOTE(soylone @ Oct 17 2020, 10:42 AM)
Yeah, thank you for the response on my previous post and this one. Just wondering on how to actually apply for ACCA. Do I have to go for CAT? Considering I don't have any accounting experiences. I was thinking of doing ACCA full time before I start working.
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dont need. just self study and attend those tuition classes for acca
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post Oct 18 2020, 02:29 AM

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QUOTE(soylone @ Oct 17 2020, 10:42 AM)
Yeah, thank you for the response on my previous post and this one. Just wondering on how to actually apply for ACCA. Do I have to go for CAT? Considering I don't have any accounting experiences. I was thinking of doing ACCA full time before I start working.
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No need for CAT. CAT is for SPM leavers.

It's easy to apply to start the ACCA programme. Dont have to worry so much for now. All can be done online.


TSsoylone P
post Oct 21 2020, 12:00 AM

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QUOTE(Blofeld @ Oct 18 2020, 02:29 AM)
No need for CAT. CAT is for SPM leavers.

It's easy to apply to start the ACCA programme. Dont have to worry so much for now. All can be done online.
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Alright, so basically what I should be doing is just focus on my software engineering degree for now. Then, in the future, just apply to start the ACCA programme right? Shouldn't I have to actually have some basics in accounting before applying ACCA though?
TSsoylone P
post Oct 21 2020, 12:01 AM

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QUOTE(bryanlad @ Oct 17 2020, 11:24 AM)
dont need. just self study and attend those tuition classes for acca
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I see. Alright, thank you for the response. Really appreciate it
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post Oct 21 2020, 03:56 PM

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QUOTE(soylone @ Oct 21 2020, 12:00 AM)
Alright, so basically what I should be doing is just focus on my software engineering degree for now. Then, in the future, just apply to start the ACCA programme right? Shouldn't I have to actually have some basics in accounting before applying ACCA though?
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u dont need any prior knowledge on accounting to begin the ACCA programme.
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post Oct 22 2020, 02:57 PM

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QUOTE(soylone @ Oct 17 2020, 10:45 AM)
I've actually applied for a faculty transfer before I entered uni but my application got rejected bc their quota was already full apparently. So idk if i should actually apply again for a faculty transfer after my first sem. I'm afraid later in my second sem, I'll be left behind from the others considering that they all have mastered the basics in sem 1 and I'm just getting started.
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Trust me, if you get the transfer on your first application, your uni/faculty admin will be so chaotic and have so many paper works to do.
For public uni, it is common to only successfully transfer after 1 year... or 3 semester. Try to talk to the admin, if possible arrange a meeting with the head of faculty/head of the course to show your interest.

Yes... you may loose out some credit hours for some of the course but usually in first year, the course mainly focus on general courses (that can be credit transfer) and basic which you can easily catch up by cramping these causes together.

If you have the will, you will be able to do it. continue with the application.
If you do have money to spare, taking up accounting courses do help as well.

TSsoylone P
post Yesterday, 12:44 PM

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QUOTE(Blofeld @ Oct 21 2020, 03:56 PM)
u dont need any prior knowledge on accounting to begin the ACCA programme.
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I see. I've always thought we would need at least some basic knowledge about accounting before applying for ACCA. thank you so much for replying. You've helped a lot. I might be asking a few questions though if I still have anything that I'm unsure of. Thank you once again for helping
TSsoylone P
post Yesterday, 12:49 PM

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QUOTE(cdspins @ Oct 22 2020, 02:57 PM)
Trust me, if you get the transfer on your first application, your uni/faculty admin will be so chaotic and have so many paper works to do.
For public uni, it is common to only successfully transfer after 1 year... or 3 semester. Try to talk to the admin, if possible arrange a meeting with the head of faculty/head of the course to show your interest.

Yes... you may loose out some credit hours for some of the course but usually in first year, the course mainly focus on general courses (that can be credit transfer) and basic which you can easily catch up by cramping these causes together.

If you have the will, you will be able to do it. continue with the application.
If you do have money to spare, taking up accounting courses do help as well.
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Alright. So what I should do is just wait until sem 3 to apply again? I was thinking of taking electives that is related to accounting if I can't manage to transfer faculties.
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post Yesterday, 01:05 PM

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QUOTE(soylone @ Oct 29 2020, 12:49 PM)
Alright. So what I should do is just wait until sem 3 to apply again? I was thinking of taking electives that is related to accounting if I can't manage to transfer faculties.
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No... not asking to wait and do nothing... you need to continue to visit the faculty, build repo, show interest know the lecturers. If it is public uni, you can even join the class after informing the lecturer as a sit in. The lecturer welcome and love sit in students.....



TSsoylone P
post Yesterday, 01:35 PM

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QUOTE(cdspins @ Oct 29 2020, 01:05 PM)
No... not asking to wait and do nothing... you need to continue to visit the faculty, build repo, show interest know the lecturers. If it is public uni, you can even join the class after informing the lecturer as a sit in. The lecturer welcome and love sit in students.....
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Aaa ok I get it. but i don't think we can sit in lectures considering we're having online classes until we finish this sem :/
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post Yesterday, 01:41 PM

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QUOTE(soylone @ Oct 29 2020, 01:35 PM)
Aaa ok I get it. but i don't think we can sit in lectures considering we're having online classes until we finish this sem :/
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Haha... sorry lah... My experience is from my old days in public uni.2 of my classmate successful in change course...both of them in their 3rd sem... From engineering to Design and the other Vet cool2.gif
Best of luck to you.

 

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