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Sep 14, 2017 - 9:29am
kendrick1993, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yes Finance is the preferred degree. You can maybe get away with Accounting. Way farther down the totem pole is Business Economics. It is doable but a lot harder, it is likely you need relevant internships to even be considered.

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:45pm
fcbfrancis23, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I take practically the same amount of finance related courses but I skip generic business courses such as career writing and such. Its also in the business school so I would have access to the career resources there. Plus I have looked at posts for recent job openings and a lot of employers are asking for finance, accounting, economics/related degrees.

  Would it be a uphill battle to find employment as a corporate financial analyst ? I don't want to waste my time with a degree program that will not get me where I want to be.
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Sep 19, 2017 - 4:03pm
StoicHoosier, what's your opinion? Comment below:

As Someone who majored in both Finance and Business Economics and works in corp fin, I can say that both are useful, with business economics being more interesting/intellectually stimulating imo. I think you could get by with being a Business Econ major with an accounting minor (to give you the debits/credits/cost accounting side of things) if possible. The reason being, If you can understand the models in business econ (Econometrics, game theory, etc.) then financial models will be a piece of cake, and the accounting minor would let companies know you understand that side of things.

Sep 28, 2017 - 9:40am
fcbfrancis23, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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