Which major is best to get into Equity Research/ Asset Management/ Private Equity?
I'm trying to decide whether or not to change my current major...
I am an Econ major at a non-target, but have the opportunity to enter into the Accounting program. While my school is not known for its Finance/Econ/Business degrees, it does have one of the top Accounting programs in the country. With my current GPA, and assuming I will have at least a 3.5 at the time of graduation, I should be able to secure a job offer from the Big 4 if I major in Accounting.
Work there for 5 years, get into the best business school I can, get my MBA...then what?
What are my realistic exit ops graduating from a non-target as an Econ major? Is it very difficult to get an i banking/ equity research/ asset management/ private equity offer (in NYC) graduating from a non-target? What are my chances of getting into a top business school?
Alternatively, if I choose to go with an Accounting major, would this improve my chances of getting into a great business school coming from a prestigious auditing firm? What are my exit ops?