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Finance Major

comom25comom25 207 replies12 threads Junior Member
Can anyone recommend the good finance majors schools maybe top #10 thru #25?
We do know the top 10 very competitive ones. thanks
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  • PublisherPublisher 11376 replies152 threads Senior Member
    Depends upon your top 10 list & what your career objective is.

    Without more information, consider SMU--Cox in Dallas, Texas.

    Indiana University--Kelley.
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  • PublisherPublisher 11376 replies152 threads Senior Member
    Fordham.
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  • rickle1rickle1 2596 replies21 threads Senior Member
    There are different types of finance programs. Some are more focused on Financial Services (Banking, Asset Mgmt, etc while others emphasize Corporate Finance (kind of an accounting / corp fin blend). You can study the curriculum of each school online to see their focus.
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  • UCBUSCalumUCBUSCalum 1187 replies5 threads Senior Member
    Many state flagship schools, that are not top 10 schools, have excellent finance programs. i.e., University of Washington-Seattle, University of Arizona, University of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Ohio State, Penn St., Maryland, etc.
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  • comom25comom25 207 replies12 threads Junior Member
    Thanks guys.. She is looking for a finance major with careers in hedge funs and behavioral sciences. with hopefully a goal getting into law post grad.
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  • chmcnmchmcnm 645 replies6 threads Member
    Hedge funds recruit a lot of math/cs/engineering types, not just finance grads.
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  • rickle1rickle1 2596 replies21 threads Senior Member
    The typical path to a hedge fund is through investment banking, not straight from UG (although some do get that opportunity). Many kids in IB spend their 2 yrs as analysts and then migrate to the buy side, then go back to get their MBA, then back to the buy side. It's a VERY competitive track, Lots of finance majors, but as @chmcnm properly states, lots of heavy quant / math / CS types. And depending on school, plenty of liberal arts kids (from top feeders).
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  • UCBUSCalumUCBUSCalum 1187 replies5 threads Senior Member
    If you are thinking of hedge fund, investment banking, the math, econ, finance quan majors are idea as previously mentioned. It better to graduate from a top 10 and possibly top 15 undergrauate school. Beyond 15, it gets dicey. For example, when recruiting undergrads, firms such as Goldman Sachs, Chase, etc, generally recruit from the top 10 undergraduate business schools. or top peer schools in math/economics, etc.
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  • sherpasherpa 4910 replies98 threads Senior Member
    Physics is a good path to hedge funds.
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  • hshj123hshj123 19 replies0 threads Junior Member
    Babson. located in Boston
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