Is a finance degree worth it?

Many of us have a finance degree, or are pursuing one. One thing I realized while taking courses in college was that very few of them are actually related to core finance. Accounting is a core subject, people study it to give the CPA exams and become certified. We do have the CFA exam, but there are no set courses for it. Most people study on their own.

There are many bankers with various degrees like accounting, law, and even medicine. Do you think there is any value in a finance degree? We do not learn core modeling, and most of our subjects are not related to finance.

Would love to hear opinions, especially of those who have degrees other than finance.

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Jan 3, 2019

HereComesTheMoney, pure crickets, that's where I come in. Any of these useful?

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I hope those threads give you a bit more insight.

Jan 16, 2019

I am interested in this myself

Jan 16, 2019

The value is there as long as you're interested in the subject. I studied economics and picked up a couple extra history classes along the way for personal interests. Not sure where you go to school or are going, but finance as your major will make it considerably easier to get interviews if you're from a semi decent school. Exceptions can be made for kids from top schools.

Jan 16, 2019