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Jul 12, 2018

CS, Maths or Finance (but then take advanced quant finance modules)

Jul 12, 2018

cs math double
finance majors are not even considered

most quant roles emulate software eng so comp sci is obviously the most important major out of the ones you listed

what type of quant do you want to be?

Jul 12, 2018

"It is surprising if you expect quant finance to be a branch of mathematics. In reality, it is more like engineering. You build sh*t within time and budget constraints. You expect it to work within some parameters. You maintain it. The world keeps moving forward and eventually you have to rebuild it from scratch because by now it's obsolete.

Sounds like mathematics?"

I have heard this. Whats your opinion?
I know there are three types of quants. Pure quants, quant developers, and data scientists. Im leaning towards the second one.

Jul 12, 2018

Since you want to be a developer, CS without a doubt. Finance as a major is a joke.

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Jul 13, 2018

CS, Physics (quantum fields and fundamental forces), then pure math

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Jul 17, 2018

Would Electrical Engineering be a good major?

Jul 17, 2018

Yes, EE is very, very good

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