Career opportunities for Finance vs Economics (context specific;UW)

<p>Hello everyone,</p>

<p>Now I know the topic of "Finance vs Economics" has been beaten to death. However, my question is a lot more context specific so I thought it was worth re-posting.</p>

<p>Basically, I am a student at the University of Washington. Right now I am very close to finishing all the requirements for my Political Science degree. I have plenty of space for a second major and because Political Science is obviously not much of a degree for job opportunities I plan on using this opportunity to get a degree that would help me when it comes to getting a job. I find Economics fascinating, so that was my first choice for the second major. Even with this double major, I'd be able to graduate two quarters early if I'd choose so (a total of 3 years and a quarter). However, after doing research on job ad sites etc. I have realized that economics might not be much more useful in getting a job than Political Science. I was hoping to go into a finance type of position (analyst for investment banking, corporate banking, financial adviser etc. anything along those lines). After researching the degrees these specific positions were looking for I saw a lot more of finance and accounting and pretty much no economics. Now I know there are trainee positions that don't care much about your major at all but I still feel like someone with a finance degree would have a leg up.</p>

<p>Now here's the trade-off, if I do the Finance degree then because it is a part of the Foster Business school here at UW it'd take me the full four years and a summer quarter to graduate with the dual degree of Political Science and Finance.</p>

<p>I know for a fact that the Economics department at UW isn't nearly as prestigious as the Business school. Finance was ranked 25th in some sort of ranking for undergraduate degrees I believe (might've even been US News). </p>

<p>Also, for Economics I would be taking the BA degree and not the BS degree. Wouldn't be going for a Masters either.</p>

<p>So basically.. what are the career opportunity differences with both of my choices? Are the differences small enough for me to take Economics and focus on saving money by graduating early (or maybe taking the full four years and taking courses to help my skill set for resumes) or should I take the Finance degree because it definitely translates better into a job than an Economics degree does.</p>

<p>Any advice is appreciated,
Thank you!</p>

<p>P.S. I posted it here since the focus of my question is career opportunities for these degrees but if it has to be moved then my apologies.</p>