Physicist gone into finance...now regretting a bit
Don't know if you remember one of my old posts where i explained my condition. Anyway last year i was at a non target studying physics(1st year of bsc) in italy, but got interested in finance and contemplated to move to a target: i was admitted to the target school of my country. So now i just wanted to give you an update about my situation and ask once again your opinions.
Last year, i finished my physics finals at the (very) non target school and got all A+ (my gpa was about 29.0 /30 ), but still decided to switch to the finance major at the target school. The problem is that now i find it extremely boring and i'm not challenged by the courses at all. The problem with this bachelor is that it's mostly about corporate finance, management, ecc, and not about markets / financial maths, ecc. And these subjects are 90% about memorization, and i really miss the computational / math stuff. So now i don't really know what to do, because on one side i know this school is top continental europe target , msc finance is top notch (it's MUCH easier to be admitted as an internal student) and places really well into ivy leagues' masters (few ugrads went to princeton, mit, NYU, ecc). I really believed "vanilla" investment banking would have suited me, but now i'm questioning this and thinking that maybe quant finance would be better.
Anyway basically i can see only 3 choices:
1) suck it up and stick with this bsc, try to get into IB and if necessary continue with master in finance here.
2) finish this bsc and then get a data science / computational finance master in usa, to switch to amore computational side of finance
3) go back to my non target school and finish my physics bsc (classes started 3 weeks ago and i'm confident i'm still in time to catch up with the material). Realistically this school isn't famous enough to get into some good quant finance master in the US, but few grads went on to UK for their masters, so i could work out something like:
bsc physcs (non target) + msc (conversion) economics in strong UK uni + msc quant finance USA
Really confident in your advices