Job Prospects B.Comm v B.Comm / B.Advanced Studies (1 Viewer)

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Hey Everyone,

I'm looking to go to Sydney uni next year. The dream job fresh out of uni is to land a place at an MBB; obviously hard to do. I'm planning to undertake extra cirric programs and apply for all summer internships throughout uni to make myself more appealing. . I was just wondering if anyone had anyone advice as to whether a regular commerce degree or a commerce/adv studies would make any difference? If my ATAR is high enough I would also go for the dalyell scholar programs, but not too sure yet.
 

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Essentially, all the relevant knowledge that is necessary to acquire in terms of your career will be provided through the Bachelor of Commerce. The Bachelor of Advanced Studies offers you the flexibility to explore multiple interests and to distinguish yourself in your final year, which can be useful in terms of improving your career prospects, opening the door to further academic study, or pursuing a passion.

While education is undoubtedly important, it is not the only focus in terms of maximising your competitiveness as a job candidate, which you have identified through your intention to undertake extracurricular programs, internships and (if possible) becoming a Dalyell Scholar at USyd, meaning that in order to enhance the quality that you can demonstrate as an applicant, you need to gain a well-rounded set of qualifications and skills, which can be done through a combination of education and relevant work experience, or equivalent.

The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies page on the USyd website includes an example of a student who completed this program, stating that it allowed her to "transition smoothly from university to her career as a consultant at PwC". PwC (and the Big Four accounting firms) integrate management consulting divisions, meaning that the difference with the Big Three consulting firms has been reduced.

To answer your question, the more numerous and diverse the qualities that you can demonstrate to any employer, the better your chances of gaining employment, particularly at your desired firm. The main consideration in that regard is whether you will be able to complete a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, participate in extracurricular programs, secure internships and (potentially) become a Dalyell Scholar in an effective manner, all of which requires effort, determination, a suitable study method and adequate time allocation.

I hope this helps! :D
 

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Hey Everyone,

I'm looking to go to Sydney uni next year. The dream job fresh out of uni is to land a place at an MBB; obviously hard to do. I'm planning to undertake extra cirric programs and apply for all summer internships throughout uni to make myself more appealing. . I was just wondering if anyone had anyone advice as to whether a regular commerce degree or a commerce/adv studies would make any difference? If my ATAR is high enough I would also go for the dalyell scholar programs, but not too sure yet.
what's with all these people wanting to get into mbb appearing lmao.

"regular commerce degree or a commerce/adv studies would make any difference"
- mbb doesn't care what degree you take. you just generally have to be the best in it. straight out of uni as far as I'm aware nearly everyone they take has HD average. MBB in aus in general is very small iirc, so they only take like 10 people a yr out of undergrad all 3 combined in sydney or less.
 

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Essentially, all the relevant knowledge that is necessary to acquire in terms of your career will be provided through the Bachelor of Commerce. The Bachelor of Advanced Studies offers you the flexibility to explore multiple interests and to distinguish yourself in your final year, which can be useful in terms of improving your career prospects, opening the door to further academic study, or pursuing a passion.

While education is undoubtedly important, it is not the only focus in terms of maximising your competitiveness as a job candidate, which you have identified through your intention to undertake extracurricular programs, internships and (if possible) becoming a Dalyell Scholar at USyd, meaning that in order to enhance the quality that you can demonstrate as an applicant, you need to gain a well-rounded set of qualifications and skills, which can be done through a combination of education and relevant work experience, or equivalent.

The Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies page on the USyd website includes an example of a student who completed this program, stating that it allowed her to "transition smoothly from university to her career as a consultant at PwC". PwC (and the Big Four accounting firms) integrate management consulting divisions, meaning that the difference with the Big Three consulting firms has been reduced.

To answer your question, the more numerous and diverse the qualities that you can demonstrate to any employer, the better your chances of gaining employment, particularly at your desired firm. The main consideration in that regard is whether you will be able to complete a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies, participate in extracurricular programs, secure internships and (potentially) become a Dalyell Scholar in an effective manner, all of which requires effort, determination, a suitable study method and adequate time allocation.

I hope this helps! :D
thanks mate
 

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what's with all these people wanting to get into mbb appearing lmao.

"regular commerce degree or a commerce/adv studies would make any difference"
- mbb doesn't care what degree you take. you just generally have to be the best in it. straight out of uni as far as I'm aware nearly everyone they take has HD average. MBB in aus in general is very small iirc, so they only take like 10 people a yr out of undergrad all 3 combined in sydney or less.
always been a fan of big corporate so was looking to break into the best - yeah that sucks that it's such a competitive placement - what would alternate pathways be, like a boutique firm?
 

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always been a fan of big corporate so was looking to break into the best - yeah that sucks that it's such a competitive placement - what would alternate pathways be, like a boutique firm?
something like consulting in the big 4 is much more achievable.

mbb is at the very top of the consulting chain.
anything lower is quite a bit better odds.
 

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I’m in a similar situation to the original post and have been tossing between BComm/Adv Studies at Sydney and BComm/LLB at UNSW. Would doing a Bachelor of Law be a step-up over just Comm/Adv Studies for top consulting firms eg MBB? And if so is there much difference (in the eyes of top tier corporate) between UNSW and USYD?
 

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I’m in a similar situation to the original post and have been tossing between BComm/Adv Studies at Sydney and BComm/LLB at UNSW. Would doing a Bachelor of Law be a step-up over just Comm/Adv Studies for top consulting firms eg MBB? And if so is there much difference (in the eyes of top tier corporate) between UNSW and USYD?
laws basically always a step up, but the main thing is that whatever course u do, u want to be aiming for around the HD range. also read somewhere, don't remember, that straight comm rarely gets in because they're too "common".

unsw vs usyd not much difference.
 

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