Why was it difficult for one to handle both subjects? I found out in due course that while accounting required a lot of study of principles and practice. The computer side required a lot more practical and most students had to spend hours on the computer terminals getting used to the computer programming language which in those days was namely Basic, Cobol or Fortran that we were practicing on. Most computer students had to work into the late hours of the night trying to solve logic problems in programming etc to finally achieve a working program without 'bugs' or errors during execution. It was hard to study accounting principles and conventions than to practice on posting transactions to ledgers to derive reports and find enough time and energy to sit in front of a computer terminal to practice on a new programming language. A lot of time was needed to be spent almost like 'playing' on the computer to test the various logical routines that were creatively written in the new language and to edit or rewrite them each time an error or 'bug' was discovered!
Hence one needed to have good time management as well as to have lots of self-discipline to study theories when required as well as spending enough time on practical exercises whether in accounting or computer as both needed lots of practice time, especially on the programming side in the field of computers.
After I graduated and finished working to be certified as a Chartered Accountant, I started a business that launched me into the information technology industry to this day. I had known all along, during my university days that accounting and office work could be handled by computers. Essentially accounting, finance, administration and a host of businesses are actually all information based which is why another term for the computer industry is the information technology industry. The once industrial society was rapidly already transforming to become an information society. I transformed myself along with the trend of change and while mastering historical disciplines I could adopt, innovate and even create new technology and strategies to produce optimal results in the business world as well as in the new information society. I became a unique management consultant for businesses and eventually a writer too.