I’ve been having this question lately in my mind and i couldn’t a similar one in the forum.
Basically, I’ve already accepted an offer from KPMG in audit and I’m graduating this july. I’ve always wanted to get a first for my degree, but that’s becoming increasingly difficult as I go through all the exams (should have worked harder…). I’m pretty confident that getting a 2:1 should be really easy, and a 2:1 is all that’s required from kpmg. But the question is, would there be a difference between a 2:1 and first degree in terms of future career prospects. I’m likely to stay in kpmg for 3 years (to get the aca qualification), if not longer. Say, I leave kpmg after obtaining aca, with the qualification and 3 years of experience, would a first degree be much different from a 2:1 to an employer??
There’s also a possiblity that I take a master program some time in the future, or an MBA. Would a first degree make a difference in that case?