Biomedical Eng --> finance?

<p>I was wondering if a BS in biomedical engineering can lead one to a job in finance, investment banking, or consulting? I have heard about this, yet cannot see the link. I do know that electrical engineers do this due to the very difficult math in their program, but BME???</p>

<p>Also, is Duke a strong engineering school overall? Yes, it is top in BME, but I never heard talk of its engineering program. If I do BME at Duke, can I land a job at wall-street assuming high GPA, leadership roles, and the like? Is there some better engineeirng major to get into finance? Thanks in advance boys!</p>

<p>I'm not sure why you would want to major in engineering to get into Finance. Why not aim for a great business program in the first place? IMO, you should go for MBA after you get your BS in BME. Most top tiered Business graduate programs (Harvard, MIT, etc) accept more engineers than business majors. You need at least some background knowledge in Finance before you head for wall street.</p>

<p>at penn, plenty of engineers head to finance / banking / consulting</p>

<p>i'm a former bioengineering student, now a consultant</p>

<p>many of my classmates are also in the business world</p>

<p>Since engineers in general are valued for their quantitative skills, you can also get a masters degree in financial engineering/Mathematical Finance. This way you're taking advantage of any mathematics or programming skills you've learned .</p>

<p>^ I do not assume Duke offers (Financial Engineering or any business related other than market/management) a degree like that. But it's a good idea...I guess dual degree (market+management/engineering) works if he is up for it.</p>

<p>tenebrousfire: I believe you and some of my friends that majored in engineering found careers in business as well.</p>

<p>Nevertheless trd(followed by numbers), I think the chance of landing a job in Wall Street will be a big stretch.
I guess work hard and maybe it'll happen...</p>