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I'm at a crossroads here, I've finished most if not all my General Education courses and now need to start on my core classes. But I'm confused as to which degree is best, I love the stock market and I would love to land a career that has something to do with the stock market. So I know where I want to be, but in terms of degree to help me get there I don't know which to choose.

I was hoping to get everyone's opinion on which degree is best for the type of career I want to be in.

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  • Human's picture

    I think focus on getting into the right school matter more than the degree.

    "I am the hero of the story. I don't need to be saved."

  • dexinthecity's picture

    I agree with that as well, my ultimate plan is to get a masters in whichever degree I choose to accomplish in which then I will have to get into the right school. But for the mean time, I think getting my bachelors at an ivy-league school shouldn't be my main priority.

  • tiger90's picture

    I think it all depends on what you want to do, I agree with others that trying to get a bachelor degree from a normal university should be a priority, in which case you can take some class in each and decide (or if you have to just pick something then change your major). I guess this all depends on what university you go to, some may be more picky then others about the ability to change majors, but you can utilize the courses in your non major either as elective units or towards a minor. There are loads of differences in the occupations of these different majors, and you kind of need to find out what you enjoy doing most.

  • Keith Brooks's picture

    here is my take on things.

    if u like calculating things and u are a fundamental investor u should pick finance. finance really deals with fundamentals, not a good major for a pure trader.

    traders on the other hand would probably do best with an economic degree. determining whether or not buyers or sellers are in control has a lot to do with the stock market. also especially price and volume.

    if u plan on taking over a business, accounting is for you. keep in mind the work and study u must do for accounting, it is very difficult.. if u dont like accounting do finance, it is still good for learning how to interpret financial information.

  • BigBucks's picture

    lol what? Accounting is difficult? since when?

  • CaliforniaAssociate's picture

    majors/type of degrees means shit on wall street

  • In reply to CaliforniaAssociate
    Human's picture

    CaliforniaAnalyst:
    majors/type of degrees means shit on wall street

    That is exactly how I feel. Thanks CaliforniaAnalyst.

    "I am the hero of the story. I don't need to be saved."

  • In reply to CaliforniaAssociate
    dexinthecity's picture

    CaliforniaAnalyst:
    majors/type of degrees means shit on wall street

    so what do you think matters then?

  • In reply to dexinthecity
    Human's picture

    dexinthecity:
    CaliforniaAnalyst:
    majors/type of degrees means shit on wall street

    so what do you think matters then?

    * Figuring out exactly what you want to do as a career. (make everything down below easier)
    * Going to the right school that can help you with that. (make everything down below much easier)
    * Proactively networking with the right people. (doing above makes this easier)
    * Learning about the industry and building your knowledge base. (doing above makes this easier)
    * Having solid work experience and industry required skill sets. (doing above makes this easier)
    * Working on your interview skills and securing a full time position. (doing all above make this easier)

    "I am the hero of the story. I don't need to be saved."

  • In reply to Human
    dexinthecity's picture

    sxh6321:
    dexinthecity:
    CaliforniaAnalyst:
    majors/type of degrees means shit on wall street

    so what do you think matters then?

    * Figuring out exactly what you want to do as a career. (make everything down below easier)
    * Going to the right school that can help you with that. (make everything down below much easier)
    * Proactively networking with the right people. (doing above makes this easier)
    * Learning about the industry and building your knowledge base. (doing above makes this easier)
    * Having solid work experience and industry required skill sets. (doing above makes this easier)
    * Working on your interview skills and securing a full time position. (doing all above make this easier)

    thank you for that, with that said I want to work in Wall Street/ Stock Market to be exact a trader. Now what would you recommend as th right school for that?

  • Human's picture

    If you want to make your life easier, you have to shoot for the target schools.

    "I am the hero of the story. I don't need to be saved."

  • In reply to dexinthecity
    illiniPride's picture

    dexinthecity:
    what are the target schools?

    In the upper left hand corner is the bar of search. Use it wisely my friend, and you will be imbued with the power to solve life's most complex riddles, as well as defend thyself from legions of trolls.

    Leadership can be defined in two words: "Follow Me"

  • In reply to illiniPride
    Human's picture

    illiniPride:
    dexinthecity:
    what are the target schools?

    In the upper left hand corner is the bar of search. Use it wisely my friend, and you will be imbued with the power to solve life's most complex riddles, as well as defend thyself from legions of trolls.

    That was a good one. :-)

    "I am the hero of the story. I don't need to be saved."

  • In reply to Human
    illiniPride's picture

    sxh6321:
    illiniPride:
    dexinthecity:
    what are the target schools?

    In the upper left hand corner is the bar of search. Use it wisely my friend, and you will be imbued with the power to solve life's most complex riddles, as well as defend thyself from legions of trolls.

    That was a good one. :-)


    Thank you good sir

    Leadership can be defined in two words: "Follow Me"

  • In reply to Human
    dexinthecity's picture

    sxh6321:
    If you want to make your life easier, you have to shoot for the target schools.

    okay found them, the problem with those schools is that currently I don't think I can even be considered there. Also my question, are there any semi-target or target school that offer distance learning programs?

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