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What major for Investment Banking?

victormvictorm Posts: 217Registered User Junior Member
edited March 2007 in Business Major
Wonder what I should go for majoring in if I want to deal with investment banking. My main goal is Columbia in NY, but I'm seeing they don't really have a Business undergrad major, I'd have to do economics. How would that work out? I see NYU has some finance/banking majors, what should I go for in NY city if I want to really get into investment banking? I'm a bit confuse right now, I thought a major in some area of Economics would be best, but I'm not so sure now.
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Replies to: What major for Investment Banking?

  • hazmathazmat Posts: 8,435User Awaiting Email Confirmation Senior Member
    if The Big Apple is what you want.
    http://w4.stern.nyu.edu/aboutstern/
  • victormvictorm Posts: 217Registered User Junior Member
    Well I figure if I want to be dealing with investment, I want to be in the Big Apple. My other choice was business school at UCLA, but I just feel more secure being right next to wall street, near all the great opportunities, internships, and the big-time investors. Am I right?

    Seems like NYU is really my best choice, than? And what major? I was thinking Bachelor's in Business/Managerial Economics. Does NYU offer a double-major program?
  • hazmathazmat Posts: 8,435User Awaiting Email Confirmation Senior Member
  • victormvictorm Posts: 217Registered User Junior Member
    Hazmat, you're saying I'm better off in Philadelphia, at UPenn?
  • hazmathazmat Posts: 8,435User Awaiting Email Confirmation Senior Member
    Hey I am not unbiased for I am at Penn. I know Wharton is #1 and beyond that you can easily look up rankings for undergraduate business programs to help reach your own conclusion.
  • JPNguyenJPNguyen Posts: 710Registered User Member
    Wharton if you can make it(highly targeted for ibanking positions etc). NYU if you don't get into wharton(great geographic location, nearby the financial capital of the world, great opportunity to elbow your way in). If you don't get into those schools, any of the ivies such as harvard, columbia, stanford will due just fine.

    Pretty much you want to be at an ---Ivy--- in either business or economics. The ivy stamp automatically means that you have the brains for the job.
  • victormvictorm Posts: 217Registered User Junior Member
    I'm pretty confident I have a competitive shot at UPenn. I wasn't aware of the business program there at all. I'll make sure to apply there as first, early decision - and then look into NYU. Guess Columbia just stooped down to my third choice.

    I guess I'll contact you, hazmat, via PM. Should I be looking at going for a Bachelor's in Banking/Finance at Wharton?
  • hazmathazmat Posts: 8,435User Awaiting Email Confirmation Senior Member
  • taxguytaxguy Posts: 6,494Registered User Senior Member
    Investment banking= Top school and terrific GPA
  • RedFrogRedFrog Posts: 7Registered User New Member
    UPenn Wharton is SUPER selective (harder to get into than all other ivies i think!) I know a few people who applied and got into The College (School of Arts and Sciences), worked their butts off and transferred over to Wharton. Some loophole in the system maybe lol :P
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