Are Accounting Classes Hard?
I have had the good fortune of teaching accounting at all three major universities in South Australia. I have taught first-year students and final year students; accounting majors and business majors. This is what I’ve figured out about how students grasp accounting concepts.
If you are a non-accounting major, such as marketing, law, logistics etc. then chances are you only have one compulsory accounting subject. Accounting is a complicated subject at the best of times, so you will have to do your best to get through it and take solace in the fact that it will soon be over. I certainly would not expect great results on the subject, it could well be the hardest of your degree. The good news is that I have seen universities starting to split their first year accounting subjects into accounting and business streams. This is a good move. As a non-accounting major in business, you need to understand what the numbers mean, not how they were produced. Hopefully, you’re enrolled in the business stream accounting for managers class, I think you’ll have a much more enjoyable experience.
“Accounting is a complicated subject at the best of times, so you will have to do your best to get through it and take solace in the fact that it will soon be over.”
If you are an accounting student, then obviously you’re going to be in an accounting stream class. Yes, it will be hard. Newsflash though, you’re trying to make a career out of this profession, so you better make it work because you’ll have another three years of these classes. What I’ve noticed is that as soon as debit-credit theory clicks, everything else follows on from there. I would spend as much time as it takes to master debit-credit theory, otherwise, you’ll struggle with everything else in the class.
If you want some more advice, feel free to hit me up on LinkedIn.
Written By: Chris Hooper
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