Saturday, 21 January 2017

What to expect : Diploma In Accountancy

Assalamualaikum.

For today update, I'm going to share my opinions on accountancy as a whole as a diploma graduate. I'm not a pro. I don't even reach degree level. But since I already have the experience in becoming accountancy student, why not? 

What to expect when you are studying accountancy? At school, mostly pure science students would say accounting seems so much easier compared to their trio tough subjects; Bio, Physics, Chemistry. I don't mind. It's the truth anyway. Say what you're gonna say because it's your decision, it's my decision, it's our decision. We choose what's the best for us. If you like what you decide, then everything will be so much easier for you, right?!

I don't know what its like studying in other courses. But one thing that everyone should acknowledge in their life is learning starts with concept. I am so sure that 97% of high school students would assume that accountancy means calculations so you need to get ready that your brain will hundred percent works on calculations like.. only calculations will exist in your life sth like that. Nope. You guys are totally wrong.

Studying accountancy consists of theory, formula, format, analyzing, calculations, etc. Basically, most of the courses are the same. However, the mentality of accounting students themselves who think accounting is only related to calculations make it tougher from time to time. Calculations and format that you guys are working on in high school is just a tip of the iceberg. It helps you to practice yourselves on playing and brainstorming with the numbers so that you can feel more usual and ordinary with numerous numbers.


When you enter another stage of accounting, which is diploma.. you'll realize that theory is the most important thing as the key points of your understanding towards accountancy. How do you expect yourselves to solve accounting problems with great solutions when you don't even understand how it is conceptually developed? At school, most of students are memorizing the format and then pick the items listed and place them according to the right format. This shows how accountancy resembles puzzles so much. I don't know high school students nowadays but I was like that back then.

Throughout diploma journey, you'll realize how each items actually become an item. You will learn from the simplest concept which is debit and credit, and then it will become tougher and perhaps beyond your expectation. You will learn accounting in more depth because assets, revenue, account receivable, everything have its own chapter. They are not just an item guys. They are items which will develop your brain into a long journey. If you guys unable to follow or analyze the concept since the intro, it will be very hard to climb to the top. You guys sure know what I meant. Don't give up halfway through the journey. Keep going forward until you reach the top!

Don't be shocked if your notes are all in theory. You won't see numbers there but your notes will be full of sentences and accounting items. That's how you learn. You yourselves, will transfer those theory part into calculations once you finally understand what those theory actually means. You'll be very 'jakun' once you got a group project question because you need to think of the numerical solutions based on all the verbal theories you've learnt. There's no more picking out listed items into format. It's a battle of you and your theories resulted into calculations. It is somewhat similar to life. You are learning with theories most of the time but you act, live and work practically.

During diploma, you'll get to learn accounting in different aspect. There are costing, finance, taxation, statistics and even law, management, marketing and entrepreneurship too. I don't know about other IPTA/IPTS but UiTM listed these subjects as minor or sth like that. My all-time-fav subject is statistics because 85% is related to calculations. Hiks. Law is kinda tough for accounting students but I think these subjects that I've mentioned here are very helping because they will open your eyes to reality where you are living in. Because accounting is so much related to business and vice versa. You can experience how business works using the concept of accounting, law, management, etc as part of its essentials.

By the way, I would like to clarify here.. to students out there who confuse whether to choose diploma, foundation, or matriculation.. I, as a diploma graduate would suggest diploma because throughout diploma, you'll learn on different view of life and course you are currently taking. If you feel uncomfortable with your current course, you can change to other course in degree perhaps it will take one or two semester longer but, imagine.. If you are so confident in taking (this) course but suddenly, you regret it when you are not even completing halfway through.. I'm so sure you will desperately struggle without passion in it. At least with completing diploma, you can make wiser decision by having second chance and not forcing yourself to work in the area that does not belong to you in the future. Well, people.. you cannot turn back time. You are not going to waste 4 years studying without passion right? So yeah! Diploma & Form 6 would help if you are the person who easily give up or annoyed with certain things. Haha. Trust me. I'm glad that I still have the chance tho.

Good luck in whatever you are doing and your future undertakings! ☺

6 comments:

  1. I learnt account (and other science subjects) only up to SPM level; each of 'em had their own easy and hard part. Every courses do have their own little secret that is yet to be revealed unless you choose to pursue it in :) As a language student lol we even learnt statistics and laws! XD

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    1. So true. That's why I mentioned that basically most courses are the same. We need to learn variety of subjects even tho they aren't related to our current course :)

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  2. Fact: accountancy students hate theory. Haha. Especially law subject. (Based on my experience) but i'm proud to be accountancy student 😇😇😇

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    1. Sis dah level master hehe kita ni baru diploma hihi :) Tapi betul, mmg tak ramai acc student suka theory sbb prefer calculations kan

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  3. I'm not an accountancy student, but I learned accountancy for one sem during my diploma time. Luckily, we didn't have to learn in-depth as numbers&calculations and I are not best friends. Bhahahahhahah :'D

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    1. Hehe lucky youuu. I love numbers but I prefer calculations that based on formula :)

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