I know there have been a couple similar threads (The one with the Wharton and some previous Waterloo DD w. S&T threads) but I still want some opinion, etc.
I plan on going to the University of Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier University double degree for either Math/BBA or CompSci/BBA and of course I plan to specialize in finance on the BBA side. I'm interested in S&T but open to all areas of higher Finance (e.g. iBanking, etc.) especially outside of Canada.
I was initially set on Math/BBA but there are a couple things that I have begun considering.
- I find Computer Science definitely much more applicable than math - being able to program is obviously application wise much more useful than learning math.
- Kind of reiterating but my options for my math specialty are actuarial science, statistics, mathematical finance pretty much (there are a couple others) but they are not too related specifically to any job I'm interested it (Mathematical finance is more for Phd quant stuff)
- I've had more exposure to Math but that's just because of how high school is but was only able to take one Comp Sci Class because of my school. I excelled in both subjects but I'm worried I might be behind in Comp sci vs my peers in first year at least - although I don't think this should be too much of a problem.
- Waterloo's co-op is one of the best programs in Canada at least if not more and this is mainly due to the amazing comp sci jobs leading the front. This could be a good place to start to break in to finance. However, I wouldn't say Math is too shabby either.
- Probably the most important question is what I'm more interested/passionate about and to answer that - I really don't know. I definitely am not too interested in pure math (Never was into math contests and stuff) and I haven't had too much exposure in Comp Sci. I guess I could say I like both because they are both interesting and though provoking. However, I can definitely I'm very interested about finance.
- I hear people say math is a better compliment to business but I've also read how computer science could be as well.
There are a couple other things that I might have left out but I guess that's the gist of it. I want to hear your opinion!