Finance/commerce (accounting) or Law/commerce (accounting), which has more 'scope'? (1 Viewer)

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Contemplating between the two. Since their arent many employment opportunites in law, which one would you say is more rewarding in a commerce based industry? Do employers appeal to a law degree when applying for a commerce related job? Is it worth it?
 

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Re: Finance/commerce (accounting) or Law/commerce (accounting), which has more 'scope

There aren't many employment opportunities in law? I don't think this is necessarily true, especially if you do well in the degree.
Law can lead to work in law firms, in-house, public policy, NGO's, government departments, tribunals, private practice.
Accounting/Finance = pretty much anything in business because the two are both useful majors.

Which has more scope?
That's a difficult question because it depends what you want to do. Law/Commerce(Accounting) would allow you to apply both to business roles as well as legal ones while Finance/Accounting would narrow you down solely to the business field. In the case you're leaning towards Law/Commerce but think one business major isn't sufficient for a career in business, keep in mind there's always postgraduate study (MBA, MManagement etc)

Which do employers value more?
I really don't know but if I were an employer my thoughts would be somewhere along the lines of: Law/Commerce(Accounting) - this person has both great analytical, verbal/written skills as well as quantitative knowledge applicable to the business environment. Finance/Accounting - this person has a strong interest in business especially crunching numbers.

In saying all this, maybe think about whether you're really interested and would consider a career in Law. Don't do it just for the sake of the degree because it is a lot of work and it's a professional degree that many confuse for a generalist one.
 

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Re: Finance/commerce (accounting) or Law/commerce (accounting), which has more 'scope

Can you take a double accounting/finance major in a BCom with law? Most universities don't have a separate finance bachelors.

Edit: @ UNSW, yes. Probably at other unis too.
 
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Re: Finance/commerce (accounting) or Law/commerce (accounting), which has more 'scope

Can you take a double accounting/finance major in a BCom with law? Most universities don't have a separate finance bachelors.

Edit: @ UNSW, yes. Probably at other unis too.
just wanted to add you can't double major in commerce at USYD when it's combined with Law..
 

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Re: Finance/commerce (accounting) or Law/commerce (accounting), which has more 'scope

Most people end up doing Finance/Law. You'll get a decent appreciation of introduction to accounting in your first year mandatory subjects. 2nd/3rd year is really more for people who are intending to do something with it I'd say (i.e. professional accounting).
 

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