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Old 12-09-2017, 08:40 PM   #1
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Why is it that accountancy, arts/humanities degree are so popular when they dont pay well?

People whom major in these put priority in interest over pragmatism?

Will an SUSS IT grad earn more than them?
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Accountancy don't pay well?
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:40 PM   #4
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Mmmm so of all unis, why SUSS?
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Old 13-09-2017, 10:59 AM   #6
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LOL. studying accountancy definitely pays well. don't just look at their starting pay
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Old 13-09-2017, 05:38 PM   #7
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Auditor starting pay at big 4 maybe 2.7k inclusive of OT. So its macdonalds pay they are getting. Does this count?
Accountancy not equal to auditor, although many of us do end up going big 4.

Those that go into banks / other MNCs earn much much more.

Even among those who went big 4, a good chunk go into deals, M&A, Corporate Finance.

Audit is really...
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Old 13-09-2017, 07:49 PM   #8
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Accountancy don't pay well?
You sure accountancy don't pay well....
LOL. studying accountancy definitely pays well. don't just look at their starting pay
Accountancy not equal to auditor, although many of us do end up going big 4.

Those that go into banks / other MNCs earn much much more.

Even among those who went big 4, a good chunk go into deals, M&A, Corporate Finance.

Audit is really...
From what I see in GES

nus biz admin (acc) mean = 3020
ntu acc mean = 3063
smu acc mean = 3455

flat 3k pay is high? (except for SMU)

I am comparing to engineering and computing majors

So is it true that SUSS computing grads can earn more than acc, arts/humans grad from "big3"?

(btw I am not from SUSS, just curious)
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Old 14-09-2017, 07:03 AM   #10
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Because accountancy degree can tan jiak. Can become chow auditor that people hate too. Lol
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It true. A poor MNCs use to have this problem when they want to hire Accountant but since majorly of good applicants are from Big4, their expected salary can match a Manager salary range. At the end, they get the cheapest 'quote'!


Starting salary doesn't mean much. Accountancy grads start off with lower salary but the increment is very high
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Probably because most people are not good in mathematics.
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