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Hate to do this....

fendey516fendey516 Registered User Posts: 334 Junior Member
edited February 2009 in Business Major
But if you're coming from an average college, which major would you guys rec. if one wants to work within the financial sector?
Econ or Finance? Any help would be greatly appreciated..
Post edited by fendey516 on

Replies to: Hate to do this....

  • taxguytaxguy Registered User Posts: 6,629 Senior Member
    Fendey the answer to your question is easy: accounting.
  • a_moma_mom Registered User Posts: 474 Member
    good answer :)
  • hmom5hmom5 - Posts: 10,882 Senior Member
    I'd go to your career office and check to see what jobs recent grads got with the 2 majors.
  • fendey516fendey516 Registered User Posts: 334 Junior Member
    i hate accounting; took classes in it and didn't like it. i'm really interested in econ and finance, but i've been told econ is pretty much worthless unless you go from a top school, plan to get a masters, or do government work. that's why i'm sorta leaning towards finance...
  • taxguytaxguy Registered User Posts: 6,629 Senior Member
    Ok well, if you hate accounting, pick either one. The key, however, is that if you are going to a school without a strong, famous name then you MUST do well. Try to get at least an overall 3.5+. Having a strong undergraduate GPA will give you a big leg up in the job search department. Frankly, your goal is to graduate at least Magna.
  • fendey516fendey516 Registered User Posts: 334 Junior Member
    so tax. you don't think me picking either one of them will have that great of an impact on my ability to get a job in the financial sector? i agree with you, i MUST do well, frankly i'm going to have to kill it in undergrad, then get internships and make moves...im looking at average schools in NYC for safeties, i figure why not be in the financial capital of the world if i want to be in business. what do you think of this idea? thanks for the insight!
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