Information Systems or Accounting??

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Hi all,
I am a freshman at a non-target. Finance major now, but looking to add a second one. I am debating between Accounting or Info Systems. Also, if I choose info systems I would add a business analytics minor to it because it would only be 1 extra class. Option 3 would be to do finance and just the business analytics minor. So basically, does it make sense to add a second major? If so what route would you recommend?

P.S. Interested in IB (like everyone else)

Comments (4)

May 4, 2014

If you do a double major for Finance/Accounting it builds a solid base for ib. However, you might find out after taking a few more accounting classes that you absolutely do not want to take it up as a double major because you are not doing as well in those classes as in finance and classes are super dry.

Since you are a freshman and don't truly know what you want to do you might decide to pursue trading after your investment banking internship. For that having a comp sci major puts you in a good position. In that case take as many comp sci classes as you can to count towards IS major.

I would say since you are a freshman try to take a few accounting classes and a few information systems classes to see what you enjoy more and in which you can succeed better. Don't forget GPA plays a big role in getting your foot in the door.

May 4, 2014

Any other thoughts?

May 4, 2014

accounting. just do a few courses, a whole major is unnecessary for banking.

May 5, 2014