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  2. Yes, I know this topic has been beaten to death already. My situation is slightly different than other schools. Finance and economics are both in the business school. I got to a top 50 non target (One or two kids make BB each year, and some make local IBD ...

    293 comments17 May 2018 -

  3. I was wondering if consulting firms like McKinsey prefers certain undergrad majors over others, even if only by a little. Strong math/quantitative skills are obviously necessary, but would there be any preference between say operations research/financial ...

    131 comments26 Mar 2018 -

  4. As a major, which one is harder? Econ seems to apply calculus and other types of math. I've never taken a Finance course so I dont have an idea. is economics a hard major relative to finance? The answer to this question depends on the school that you ...

    97 comments29 Mar 2018 -

  5. Business Administration vs. Economics

    Business School and GMAT

    In terms of pursuing a career in I-Banking, which major would you consider as more helpful while studying at UC Berkeley; Business Administration or Economics? major ...

    68 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  6. History Major... screwed?

    Job Search Advice

    *As a forward, I already posted in a similar topic but no one was answering my question. Hi, I'm entering my freshmen year at Cal/UCLA/Michigan (one of those schools) working towards a history major. I'm majoring in history because I find it mor ...

    65 comments9 Feb 2017 -

  7. Hey all, I have been reading though a lot of discussions on here and finally am ready to ask for my own advice. So I know that I am in a bad situation but I am willing to make the best out of it. ...

    27 comments1 Jun 2014 -

  8. If you were giving advice to an undergrad, what double major or major/minor combination would you recommend for the following fields? Private Equity IBD HF VC What are Recommended Double Majors for Business Students? Double majoring or having a single maj ...

    18 comments14 Feb 2018 -

  9. GS Entrepreneurs

    Investment Banking

    Should I enroll in GS 's entreprenuarial deposit series? Investment Banking CS major sales and trading Economics math target computer science schools econ Comp Sci econ/math Salary ...

    26 comments16 May 2013 -

  10. Are math classes necessary?

    Sales and Trading

    I'm an econ major at a target school and the only math I need to graduate is Calc 1 and I have AP credit for that from highschool. Would it be a problem if I didn't take any math in college? Are there any other classes that would really help in ...

    34 comments21 Oct 2008 -

  11. Big Four TS/TAS and Major?

    Management Consulting

    Alright so currently I am thinking about either majoring in finance or accounting, possibly a double major if I can do so. My goal right now is to try and get into Big Four TS/TAS valuations or similar. Would just an accounting major be enough to have a s ...

    24 comments13 Jul 2012 -

  12. I've seen way too many threads on the finance major being useless and that engineers are smarter. But we all know major doesn't mean shit so lets focus on classes. What were the most useful classes you've taken in regards to banking/ tradin ...

    25 comments3 Oct 2011 -

  13. I'm currently applying for universities, and I was wondering how I could go about writing a convincing "Why Finance?" essay without sounding greedy and only interested in having a lucrative career. Any insights and experiences to share? Col ...

    12 comments23 Sep 2017 -

  14. Best majors for non-target(UConn)?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hello everyone, I presently attend a Community College and I will be transferring to a non-target soon (University of Connecticut). If I could get some input into what I should major in? I was thinking Finance/Accounting duel major, or maybe something lik ...

    21 comments25 Sep 2012 -

  15. Math, statistics, physics? If you major in these are you still considered a liberal arts major, or more of a STEM major? major ...

    17 comments10 Jun 2014 -

  16. over Michigan's College of Engineering I've heard that recruiting has gone from almost all Ross to half-Ross, half-LSA/CoE... and that MBB / s&t will probably look at engineering moreso than IB would. I would be going for computer sciences i ...

    21 comments3 Apr 2011 -

  17. I was told by my dean that employers don't really know the difference between "major" in finance vs "concentration' in finance. The different is in major, you're required to take 10 classes relating to finance. In concentrati ...

    12 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  18. Future job

    Job Search Advice

    I am a student attending Baruch College in NYC and am a little confused on choosing between the two below. I would appreciate any insight from those who are experienced or know of those who are experienced to help me visualize the reality and possibilitie ...

    14 comments7 Mar 2015 -

  19. major decision

    Investment Banking

    Hey, If I go to Amherst College and major in psychology will that hurt my chances at a BB / MBB job out of college (just thinking ahead, may not even go down that road, pretty sure I will though). The "catch" if you will is that I've alread ...

    18 comments12 Aug 2011 -

  20. Say you' re a MBB recruiter. You're looking at candidates from a target school for interviews. What are your initial thoughts at each one? I just want to see all of your thoughts, all feedback is appreciated. International Relations major with a ...

    18 comments29 Mar 2011 -

  21. Major Recommendation

    Sales and Trading

    Hey I was wondering what type of major would be most helpful for someone looking to break into trading. I know this is a ridiculously general question but I know very little about specific types of trading and what they require, and if this question is ab ...

    18 comments4 Feb 2010 -

  22. I completed one class towards my major and got an A. Would it be wrong to say my major GPA is a 4.0? major ...

    16 comments25 Dec 2011 -

  23. Psychology vs Political Science

    Management Consulting

    I am to the point that I am going to need to declare my minor soon, and, instead of doing the usual finance, acct, econ minors, I was wondering what some of you thought about psych or polsci minor? These two subjects interest me, but not to the point that ...

    15 comments4 Jan 2013 -

  24. I go to a school that is not a target or a low target for finance (JHU) and I'm wondering what course of action will give me the best chance of getting a position at an IBank (preferably in Sales and Trading). Right now I've accumulated enough c ...

    16 comments24 Mar 2011 -

  25. Have been searching around but cannot find too much information on the web about this. What are the differences between data science and computer science, if any? Would it be worth it to major in data science (my school doesn't have a computer scienc ...

    8 comments12 Aug 2017 -

  26. I am an engineering major in Florida planning to eventually get an MBA at a top school. Everyone keeps telling me that without work experience at GS or a similar place, I won't get in. This just does not make sense to me that an entire MBA class woul ...

    12 comments2 Jan 2011 -

  27. Hey everyone. Quick question: I'm a junior at a target school, double major in poli-sci/history. I want to go into consulting; I have a 3.4 GPA. however, I have a resume full of public service paid work experience (US Senate, Worked for the mayor, wo ...

    12 comments21 Dec 2010 -

  28. Hi! I'm an undergraduate at a target about to declare major/minor My candidates are Econ, Math, Computer Science, and History Well I guess majoring in econ and math is the most relevant to my goal of eventually making into IB, but I am very passionat ...

    10 comments22 Apr 2016 -

  29. Hey, I really want to go into sales and trading. I am a junior at the university of michigan majoring in economics. Lately I havent been doing too well in my classes and it is too late to apply to ross business school. My parents dont think it is a good i ...

    9 comments20 Dec 2015 -

  30. Best college major for Sales?

    Business School and GMAT

    If at a semi-target major ...

    10 comments27 May 2014 -

  31. What should I major in? Help me

    Investment Banking

    I'm currently a Finance Major. Thinking about doubling in Finance and Management OR Major in Finance and then Minor in Economics I read that Management is considered an "easy" major or isn't really taken too seriously. So Instead of ta ...

    11 comments11 Jun 2011 -

  32. Hi guys! I received a BB summer analyst offer in November and accepted, and we are now going through the background check process. Since I accepted the offer, I have changed my major from finance to economics. When I applied and interviewed, the major on ...

    10 comments9 Apr 2013 -

  33. now that I am taking all of the finance electives, I am curious btw, I am a student at University of Waterloo in Canada. I am interested in trader I'd like to know how I can land a job in Bulge Brackets firm.. I am novice but passionate about this fi ...

    9 comments6 Nov 2014 -

  34. Hey everyone, I'm currently an undergrad at a Canadian target. My long term goal career goal is hedge funds although I'm not ruling out any other finance career, especially for the first few years (ER, S&T or IB). I want to graduate with som ...

    8 comments17 May 2016 -

  35. Hi all, I'm currently an Econ grad with a low GPA (2.9-3.2) from a top public (UMich/UVa/Berkeley/UCLA). I have solid internship experience (F500 PWM, top F500 tech firm business analyst, small VC advisory firm, BB MO). I recently graduated this mont ...

    10 comments3 May 2011 -

  36. Duke Econ Major?

    Job Search Advice

    I'm currently a freshman at Duke and would like to go into investment banking after school. My advisor is beginning to ask what I am thinking about majoring in. I would like to do econ but from what I hear from my classmates, playing a varsity sport ...

    10 comments31 Mar 2010 -

  37. As someone who is middling through college, I am wondering what the more experienced members of this site did in order to decide what to study. If you could, describe what you were interested in and how it related to your major(s) of choice. Also, what do ...

    8 comments31 Jan 2015 -

  38. Hi, I was just a reader in this website but I finally came to sign in to ask few questions that are extremely important for me. I have never known any website or any source that is filled with knowledgeable people so I am just posting this question. I cer ...

    9 comments28 Feb 2012 -

  39. Should I add a math major?

    Job Search Advice

    Here's the situation; my school is highly ranked for math and mediocre (30s/40s on Business Week) for business, and I feel that the business degree might raise a few questions. There is a decent chance that I will have the chance to add a math major ...

    9 comments9 Sep 2011 -

  40. Which of Masters in Stats or Masters in Econometrics applies better to the hedge fund industry? Are there investment or trading strategies used by money management firms that would make HR prefer someone with a Stats background over an Econometrics backgr ...

    9 comments13 Apr 2011 -

  41. Which classes should I use to calculate my Statistics major GPA? 1. All classes taken in the statistics department (10 stat courses) 2. Courses I chose to use to satisfy the statistics major requirements (4 math prereqs, 3 stat core, 3 stat electives, 3 c ...

    8 comments16 Oct 2010 -

  42. Im Back You damm apes.......

    Job Search Advice

    Hey people Its me again I need your brains to start running again Im going to be a sophmore this fall and I am stuck on which major to do. Now I started off studying Business but I have come to the conclusion that a business degree is not worth four years ...

    8 comments24 Jul 2010 -

  43. Hey guys I just had a quick question about dropping a major in order to graduate on time. I am currently planning on pursuing a dual degree: BBA (Concentration: Finance) and a BS in Mathematics of Finance and Risk Management, along with a computer science ...

    7 comments13 Jul 2014 -

  44. Is a Bachelors of Arts in Math looked upon differently than a Bachelors of Science? Thanks major education Salary ...

    6 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  45. UCLA major??

    New User Introductions

    Hi, I'm attending UCLA and hope to eventually work in finance or consulting. I've heard people tell me that its a target, while others say it's barely a semi-target. It's at least clear that it's not as much of a target as the ivi ...

    7 comments26 Nov 2013 -

  46. I put down Economics and Accounting as my double majors. I am going to start as a summer intern in a Back Office position where Accounting is more relevant than Economics, but I have not declared Accounting as my major. I have taken the intro Acct courses ...

    7 comments17 May 2012 -

  47. Does your minor matter?

    Investment Banking

    I'm a sophomore Economics major at a relatively unknown non-target with a 3.95 GPA and 2200+ SAT scores. I'll also be studying abroad at one of (Oxford, Cambridge) next semester (would rather not give too much outable info). I need to decide on ...

    7 comments10 Apr 2011 -

  48. I can graduate this year with a 3.87 GPA and a degree in economics or spend another year pursuing a Finance degree at a top 10 undergraduate business program. My ambition is to work in Investment Management and get into Wharton or HBS for my MBA someday. ...

    5 comments22 Sep 2017 -

  49. A finance degree is better, right, but the bsba-fin is at a 50 school with the given information what is the best choice? want to get into investing after school, not sure what specifically yet, and I also want to go to law school and/or graduate finance ...

    5 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  50. Harvard Undergrad Major Help

    Investment Banking

    I was wondering...can a Harvard student major in something besides economics....like Political Science (well, Government there) and still suceed in getting into investment banking? What about something more far out like History & Literature (1 concent ...

    6 comments20 Jul 2010 -

  51. Accepting SA--Changing Major

    Investment Banking

    Hi fellow monkeys, I recently accepted SA position at a BB. I haven't gotten official paperwork yet, but on my resume it says I am a certain major. I am currently actually undeclared (long story) but in the process of declaring to that major on my re ...

    5 comments12 Feb 2015 -

  52. Hi, guys: I've been on WSO for a while and I am now pretty interested in investment banking. Currently I am a Chemical Engineering major, I like this major and I am pretty gifted at Math and Chemistry. I am a freshman but I am taking advanced classes ...

    5 comments15 Nov 2011 -

  53. Best college major for FP&A?

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    What's the best college major if I eventually want to get a T10 part-time MBA and work in F500 FP&A? Out of all other business majors, I'm interested in MIS the most, but I'm not sure if it would be useful for FP&A. Any suggestions? ...

    4 comments17 Jan 2016 -

  54. Forgive my ignorance, as I'm currently an undergrad science major whose having a change of heart as far as careers go. IB is not my only option, I just want a career where I can work up to a six figure income within a few years (gotta pay back studen ...

    4 comments21 Dec 2011 -

  55. Its all about your GPA!

    Investment Banking

    I made a post previously saying math courses might be useful if you're a lib arts major in Canada (thats what some people related to industry and advisers told me). However, I have actually ended up contacting a whole BUNCH more of people in the indu ...

    4 comments4 Oct 2011 -

  56. Concentration Question for B-School

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi, I'm a rising Junior at a target school majoring in International relations and economics. However, my school requires a language portion as part of the IR major, and I am worried that my GPA will suffer as a result. I write very well, and am cons ...

    4 comments24 May 2010 -

  57. Humanities Major to Consulting

    Job Search Advice

    Hello all! So I'll keep this short and to the point: I've done a good deal of searching through these forums and others, and have spoken to a number of friends in the consulting world, but have yet to get a definitive answer on the question of c ...

    3 comments7 Apr 2014 -

  58. When writing a resume with a double major, how would you approach a major g.p.a.? Is it okay to simply list only one major gpa on the resume because one of my majors has a significantly higher gpa than the other one and it would be beneficial to have one ...

    3 comments22 Apr 2016 -

  59. Second Concentration/Minor

    Investment Banking

    Hey everyone I'm looking for some help regarding choosing a second concentration or minor. I want to do some kind of IB, preferably M&A. I am also considering consulting. I just finished up my sophomore year at Boston College, I'm in the sch ...

    3 comments16 May 2013 -

  60. seeking advice on college major

    Investment Banking

    Hi, I'm a freshman of a liberal arts college, so it doesn't offer finance courses. I don't think it's a target although several graduates get into Goldman Sachs or Morgan Stanley. I've just started to know finance service industry ...

    3 comments23 Dec 2012 -

  61. Hi guys, This year I have to decide between keep studying my actual degree or switching from Applied Statistics to Finance & Accounting. I'm finishing the first year right now. Whatever I'm going to choose I'm going to complement it wit ...

    3 comments22 May 2011 -

  62. Supply chain management is the oversight of materials, information, and finances as they flow within and among companies. While many business school students lean toward finance or accounting, supply chain management is slowly becoming up and coming in to ...

    2 comments26 Jan 2017 -

  63. Should I cram in an Econ or Math major, or is Physics and Philosophy with good internships at a target school acceptable if my goal is to become an analyst at Goldman or possibly go into Hedge Funds? major analyst physics ...

    2 comments29 Aug 2015 -

  64. Would majoring in Marketing with a second double major in accounting or finance be a viable option alone if I sought to work in an IB division later on? major Salary ...

    2 comments14 Nov 2013 -

  65. I will be a freshman next year at a target and was wondering what you guys think would benefit me most for IB. (BTW- there are no "majors" they are now called concentrations) Concentrate Finance and Accounting and Minor in Math (in A&S schoo ...

    2 comments19 Jun 2011 -

  66. switch major quick question

    Investment Banking

    I sent in a bunch of resumes saying I'm majoring in X and Y, was officially declared to major in X and Y. Now, I am switching to major in X and Z. And, I am going to continue send out resumes-- I should now say I am majoring in X and Z right? But how ...

    2 comments7 Feb 2011 -

  67. Question about resume changes

    Job Search Advice

    I was recently offered a position at a company. When I was interviewing, my resume said major in accounting minor in finance, but I have chosen to drop finance in order to get extra accounting classes so I could sit for the CPA exam. I know it's not ...

    2 comments23 Nov 2008 -

  68. Matriculating to Brown next year and because of the curriculum, I have some flexibility in my choice of major. Which major choice is best for breaking into IB? I am only including classics in the choice because I do love studying classics, but I feel appl ...

    1 comment19 Apr 2018 -

  69. Return to Main FAQ Page Choosing a Major When choosing a major (and a career) you should always choose something that interests and excites you. That being said, if your ultimate goal is obtaining a position on Wall Street, certain considerations must be ...

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  70. Hey guys! I have a few questions: For context, right now, I'm doing a double degree in Mathematics (Data Analysis and Operations Research) and Science (Computer Science). I just finished my first semester in a university ranked in the top 50 globally ...

    6 Dec 2015 -

  71. I have an A.A.S in accounting, and am now in the process of attaining a B.S degree in Economics from the University of Houston. I would like to choose a minor that would look nice with what I already have. I'm thinking business admin but I'm uns ...

    1 comment28 Oct 2015 -

  72. Hello everyone, ...

    1 comment25 Mar 2015 -

  73. I go to a large state school in the South ranked around 50th overall. I am a business economics major with roughly a 3.89 GPA. The past two summers, I interned with large-scale corporate retail buying and merchandising thinking I'd go into marketing ...

    18 Jan 2015 -

  74. Investment Banking Composition

    Investment Banking

    I was wondering if anyone on the street could provide some insight to what undergrad majors are the most common? If so, how common are each majors? From what I hear it is like 60% Econ/Finance, 20% Engineering or Math and 20% Liberal Arts/Others. Is this ...

    1 comment2 Feb 2014 -

  75. I'm a Bioengineer, and with the number of AP credits I have, I can graduate early (3 years total). However, I'm also considering doing the traditional 4 year plan and adding a double major in Economics. For IB purposes, is the Econ major worth t ...

    1 comment20 Apr 2016 -

  76. I'm a Bioengineer, and with the number of AP credits I have, I can graduate early (3 years total). However, I'm also considering doing the traditional 4 year plan and adding a double major in Economics. For consulting purposes, is the Econ major ...

    1 comment20 Apr 2016 -

  77. When choosing a major (and a career) you should always choose something that interests and excites you. However, if your ultimate goal is obtaining a job on Wall Street, majoring in something other than business, finance, economics, or mathematics may mak ...

    26 Mar 2015 -

  78. A minor alone will not help you land an offer, however, it can help pull your story together. If you decide to major in chemistry, picking up a minor in business can help highlight your relevant background to finance recruiters. Similarly, if you are a bu ...

    26 Mar 2015 -

  79. You can specialize in finance and economics, accounting, or management in Rotman commerce. What is the specialty that has the best future?? Can you give me recommendations, advice and examples of what job I would get if I were to take one of these special ...

    1 comment10 Apr 2011 -

  80. I'm already a Poli-Sci major, and looking to pick up a second major (one with actual value). Since career service advisors on campus are useless and Econ advisor told me it won't matter as they are both Econ degrees (which sounds like bull). Soc ...

    1 comment26 Jan 2010 -