Accounting for a LAC student

<p>I am a sophomore at a very highly-ranked liberal arts college that has many graduates in the finance and banking industry. As an economics major, I am interested in pursuing a career in financial consulting and planning. I manage my own money very well (as a financially-independent college student), and I think I would enjoy managing other peoples' wealth. </p>

<p>My college does not offer vocationally-oriented courses, but I do have the opportunity to take business courses at other highly-ranked business schools in the area (Wharton and Villanova School of Business). Would the introductory accounting courses (introduction to financial account and introduction to managerial accounting) be useful to pursuing this career route and leave me open to other options such as S&T, IB, etc.? </p>

<p>My academic schedule this year will include multivariable calculus, linear algebra, intermediate micro analysis, intermediate macro analysis, among other electives.</p>

<p>My D was not a business major at her school. After working a back office internship at a top BB she realized she was interested in working front office. She took financial accounting, corporate finance, several statistics courses and calculus. All were electives, except for the statistics which were required for her major. She did not take managerial accounting.</p>

<p>She got an S & T internship the next summer at a top BB. She is now a derivative trader, or at least in training to be, at a top BB. </p>

<p>I believe she said she was one of only a very few non-finance or business majors in her training class.</p>

<p>The classes she took clearly helped her in her training. It would also help to take an investment management course.</p>

<p>So you do not have to be a finance or business major to get an internship or offer. But taking these courses, if possible, will definitely help.</p>

<p>Would it be worth my while to continue with the advanced mathematics courses? From my experience with my college's economics department, there are two camps: the math geniuses bound for grad school in econ who took linear algebra and advanced calculus freshman year and the careerist, finance types who stopped at calculus 2.</p>

<p>morrismm,</p>

<p>I guess your daughter is attractive too. If she was below average looking, she probably wouldn't be able to get an internship.</p>

<p>Really, Toshtemirov? Uncalled for.</p>

<p>Toshtemirov, that comment was unnecessary.</p>

<p>lol..I'm sorry if my post seemed harsh, but it was based on the ongoing thread about being attractive and being able to get a job/internship because of appearance. And, as I think, being attractive is very important, when it comes to getting a job or an internship. (probably 35%-45%). I meaned that besides his daughter had a lot of elective classes, her appearance played some role. Besides, morrismm stated somewhere that his daughter is attractive.</p>