Here is a tragic story to amuse you monkeys:
I am an international student who have studied law during undergraduates (we have law school for undergraduates), and is now a second year JD at T10 law school here. My parents are successful law professor and lawyer in my home country, and I found myself studying law before I even realized what I truly love, i.e. math and econ... and finance ... (I realize this now though...yet too late). After I had my first class and got very close to a professor with an econ phD, I knew I belong to econ/finance world, which excites me the way law never did.
Now I am really struggling here, trying to teach myself about everything about math, econ and finance. But, being a pure law student, I had zero exposure to college math and econ before. It baffles me that law professor does not require advanced level of math of students for the corporate finance course, and by advanced level, I mean college math 201, 202 etc (correct me if I am wrong). Though I passed the exam, I felt solid math background is needed to at least understand the formula. So, I am not sure whether basic college math is enough, i.e. math 201, 202, though many people say you don't need to to be a math major to do finance.
I am desperate to find a program to help me switch to the finance/econ world. I don't care about the sunk cost , and I think I do love econ and finance. How I wish time could fly back, and then I would choose econ as my major. I have consider phD in econ, but good program literally does not admit students without previous related background. Also, I just can't wait for 3 yrs to accumulate work experience to get an MBA, and MBA is not as solid as an econ major from an academic perspective.
I really want to get into the field as soon as possible, but I lack all the required knowledge, and there is no proper program for me. I was even thinking about reapplying for college, but they won't admit. Or maybe I should just teach myself about the four-year econ curriculum, but I may not be as good as you guys.
Guess what I am really trying to ask is What I should do to have a good command of econ and finance as those who major in them and have spent 4 years studying them?