I am interested in trading, not really sure what type of trading though. I have just started reading a few basic trading books. I am a finance major at a non target and I have time to pursue a minor. I have narrowed my choices down to a minor in agribusiness and management, a minor in agricultural and Applied Economics, a minor in computer science, a minor in consumer economics, a minor in resource economics, a certificate in computing, or a certificate in computer systems engineering. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Most Useful Minors for Finance Major
While several of the listed minors would be helpful in the trading profession, our users almost unanimously believed that computer science would be the most useful with math as a good alternative.
Take whatever CS courses you have to take in order to get to the Algorithm and Data Structure course.
From the list you posted, I'd recommend minoring in computer science. The logic behind computer science is useful, and you'd probably learn a language or two, and, if not, you'd be able to pick one up very easily post-graduation. A minor in math would also be really useful if you plan on going to graduate school.
However, some users shared that you should major in something else that you are interested in that would make you a more well-rounded candidate.
People want kids who have second majors and minors in non-finance subjects because they are more well-rounded/interesting/whatever. Personally, I would take a kid with a double major in history and poli sci over a finance kid, all else equal, because they're probably more interesting to talk to.
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