Math/Stats Major?

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I'm a junior at a nontarget and want to work at a l/s discretionary Hf eventually. Will it be worth it if I stay at school for an extra year and get another major in math?

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Feb 10, 2019

moneymachine12, bummer your thread hasn't had a response yet. Sometimes bots are smarter than humans anyways:

You're welcome.

Feb 12, 2019

yes...more math education is always better

just google it...you're welcome

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Feb 12, 2019

yes. You can thank me in 5 years time.

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Feb 13, 2019

0.5 years and counting on what you said is true
In tech m&a right now, really don't see how the math major will help in my career trajectory

Feb 13, 2019

OP said l/s hedge fund not m&a. Two vastly different fields. If you end up transitioning you will definitely find it useful; not to mention if you ever go back to get a masters in stats/compsci

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Feb 16, 2019

More input please

Feb 16, 2019

How much math have you taken? After Calc 3/Linear math gets way harder, so I would not declare it before you try a harder math course and do well in it (or not).

Feb 17, 2019

I took Calc 1. I currently have a minor in computational math but my school has a shitty math department so I'll most likely 4.0 the other classes

Edit: I'm taking the first Computational math class and I learned what the equations are and what they do, but not how to solve them. I plan on taking more more statistics and probably calc 2 so far.

Feb 17, 2019
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