Chill Senior Year or Take More Finance and Accounting Classes?

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The title pretty much says it all. I don't have too many classes left to graduate. Should I try and learn more technical information, or just take "Easy A" classes and chill? Thanks in advance!

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Sep 8, 2019

Depends. Do you already have a job offer lined up for when you graduate?

Sep 8, 2019

Yes I do.

Sep 8, 2019

Then it's completely up to you.

If you dont take them... who cares? You already got the offer. But if you do take them, maybe you'll learn something? Even if your GPA slightly declined they probably wont rescind your offer. Long story short it doesnt matter so its up to you and makes no difference

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Sep 8, 2019

Thanks for the help! Would it look bad to other banks/buy side firms or business school if I went the easy A route?

Sep 8, 2019

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Sep 10, 2019

100% chill. Road trip with your buddies and generally have a good time. You're not going to have this much time and flexibility again until b school.

Take classes that are interesting to you, not ones that are career oriented (assuming you already have the business basics).

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Sep 8, 2019

Consider studying for gmat

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Sep 8, 2019

I was in your same shoes. Had offer, and I decided to take harder accounting classes. At the end of the day they were more annoying to deal with. I learned alot, but at my school the classes were structured terribly. Which made them hard to go to.

Sep 8, 2019

Thanks for you insight. Would you say that you use the information that you learned in those classes pretty frequently on the job? And did taking those classes detract from getting to do other things, like socialize and expand your network?

Sep 8, 2019

So one of the classes was super helpful (advance accounting) and the other two (portfolio management and audit ) not so much.

If your going into senior year you already know how to play the game of school, so for me they didn't take away from everything I wanted to get done. (Aka I drank more than I did my previous 3 years and still got above a 3.7 that semster)

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Sep 8, 2019

Take it easy and live up your senior year, but only if you already have a job lined up. This is the last year until you have to turn into a real person with real responsibilities and less freedom.

I dropped by second major and took extremely easy classes my last year in college. Don't regret it one bit.

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Sep 9, 2019

Take it easy, try to improve your GPA if you can (for B-School down the line), and if you have any extra time do some excel / case study modelling practice. No one cares how many accounting classes you take.

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Sep 9, 2019

Study for GMAT if you think you may be interested in Bschool. You have plenty of time to do so before you become a working professional where your time becomes comprised between work and other responsibilities.

In hindsight, I would have taken it a bit easier for my last year of school (it was such a hectic experience for a variety of reasons). My best advice is to take a middle ground of some finance and accounting classes but not to overload on those types of classes since you already have a job lined up post-graduation.

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Sep 10, 2019

Be careful - I took my hardest class my last semester in college and eeked by with a D. I had maybe received 1 or 2 C's before that and all the rest of my grades were A's and B's. Shit was super stressful thinking I might not be able to graduate due to that class.

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Sep 10, 2019

I see. It looks like the consensus is to go the easier route. Would you not have taken it, looking back?

Sep 10, 2019

literally does not fucking matter. relax.

nobody will ever look at your transcript and know you did more work.

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Sep 11, 2019
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