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Hi guys. I'm looking at SIM-GE courses and was wondering which of the following courses would give me better prospects - What kind of jobs would I be able to apply for, what kind of starting salary can I expect as a fresh grad.

SIM-UOL - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance
SIM-UOL - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Finance

I also would like to confirm the following rumour - International Business degree awarded by University of Birmingham is more recognised in Singapore as it is a more "up there" university. Is this true?

Thanks in advance

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"Up there" university?? lol Unless u are an Ivy League grad, or a local uni grad(NUS, SMU, NTU) with solid academic results (with that I mean DEANS list/first / second upper class), then you are really "up there" . If you wanna get into Big 4 from a private uni, to be honest, chances are really slim.. cos they usually get local grads OR people with solid experience.

I just graduated from UOL program .. took mine on a part time basis... in short.. im in banking for 4 years now..i actually took the general BSC Business route... the sad truth is, private companies just want you to have a basic degree, RMIT/UOL/ UOW/ UB are all the same.

Accounting OR Economics, it depends on your interest, if you're from JC, then you wont have any big problems with Economics route.. In any case, you can always switch course after first year (assuming you dont have exemptions) cos first year are foundation units year, you take maths, stats, principles of accounting and intro to economics.. if youre still unsure, drop by SIM student office at level 2, main atruim where the reception is, the student officers may be able to provide more info.

At the end of the day, it depends alot on your interest...
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"Up there" university?? lol Unless u are an Ivy League grad, or a local uni grad(NUS, SMU, NTU) with solid academic results (with that I mean DEANS list/first / second upper class), then you are really "up there" . If you wanna get into Big 4 from a private uni, to be honest, chances are really slim.. cos they usually get local grads OR people with solid experience.

I just graduated from UOL program .. took mine on a part time basis... in short.. im in banking for 4 years now..i actually took the general BSC Business route... the sad truth is, private companies just want you to have a basic degree, RMIT/UOL/ UOW/ UB are all the same.

Accounting OR Economics, it depends on your interest, if you're from JC, then you wont have any big problems with Economics route.. In any case, you can always switch course after first year (assuming you dont have exemptions) cos first year are foundation units year, you take maths, stats, principles of accounting and intro to economics.. if youre still unsure, drop by SIM student office at level 2, main atruim where the reception is, the student officers may be able to provide more info.

At the end of the day, it depends alot on your interest...
Good luck!
thanks for the detailed reply!
If you don't mind, may I know what kind of salary are you drawing after 4 years in the industry.

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How would the employers know whether the student did his/her degree in Singapore or Birmingham? Would it be stated in the degree certificate?

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Hi guys. I'm looking at SIM-GE courses and was wondering which of the following courses would give me better prospects - What kind of jobs would I be able to apply for, what kind of starting salary can I expect as a fresh grad.

SIM-UOL - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Accounting and Finance
SIM-UOL - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics and Finance

I also would like to confirm the following rumour - International Business degree awarded by University of Birmingham is more recognised in Singapore as it is a more "up there" university. Is this true?

Thanks in advance
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