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What is the ideal major for INVESTMENT BANKING?

BlackGoat2BlackGoat2 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
There is a lot of debate on this. I personally feel like the accounting courses prepare you very well and offer something that say, a classics degree wouldn't. I have read a lot (including this article: http://tapwage.com/cheatsheets/2015/05/20/the-ideal-major-for-investment-banking-and-other-career-questions ) that says one should just pick the major you enjoy and get good grades. What are your thoughts?

Replies to: What is the ideal major for INVESTMENT BANKING?

  • happy1happy1 Forum Champion Parents, Forum Champion Admissions Posts: 23,418 Forum Champion
    There is no perfect major and not a ton of people actually get jobs in investment banking. Being at a top school helps. I agree that you should pick a major you enjoy, do as well as you can, and then see where it takes you.
  • AoDayAoDay Registered User Posts: 703 Member
    You pretty much answered your own question if you are going to refer to that article. Finance, econ, and math are the ideal majors for a career in IB. Accounting won't help you as a major really because the curriculum and advanced electives are drastically different. If you are at an undergraduate university that doesn't have a business school or finance major then your junior year internship will be extremely important since that it where you will pick up a lot of your financial modeling skills.
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