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Old 28-06-2022, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
What Iím bewildered is how everyone tell me Accountancy is one of the best courses ever and most prestigious outside of Law and Medicine when I was choosing a major

Then I did 2 years NS, 4 years degree, and 3 years in Big4 and now people tell me times have changed over the last 9 years

Lol it doesn't pay to take career advice from boomers and the older generation, since they're information and data points are backward looking. They can only advise based on past experience, which is not indicative of future trends.

12 years ago accounting was still somewhat decent, albeit not the most prestigious (the Top 3 was medicine, dentistry and law at least for NUS), but the cracks were already showing at the seams. I still remember BAcc looking down on BBA thinking that the latter was less prestigious or rigorous.

The prestige of the course went downhill rapidly after 2012-2013.

With the rise of CS as the next newest prestigious major, lots of kids that couldn't or didn't want to study the Top 3 courses quickly hopped onto the CS bandwagon when they would have otherwise chosen Acc.
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