Is Finance a good major even if you have zero interest in the banking industry?

<p>I hate bankers. I hate the banking industry. I want nothing to do with it. My passion is Economics, but I fear that it is too qualitative and not quantitative enough at the undergrad level. Also, i fear that the curriculum would be corrupt with Marxist ********. Therefore, it is easy to understand how Economics major is less employable than Finance major. </p>

<p>As already stated, I have absolutely no interest in the banking industry, which i believe is the most corrupt industry on the face of earth. So outside of banking, would Finance still be more beneficial to me in terms of job prospects?</p>

<p>I personally know dozens of finance grads, myself included, who have never worked in the banking industry. It’s a very broad major.</p>

<p>You hate the corrupt banking industry. Which industry would you prefer? Legal? Insurance? Government? Religion? Energy? Healthcare? </p>

<p>Corruption can be found anywhere. To hate entire industries before you even begin your adult life is counterproductive.</p>

<p>Those are very good points. Thank you for your insights, Chardo.</p>

<li><p>Many finance majors do not go into banking. But many do as well. Similar with Econ as well. </p></li>
<li><p>You shouldn’t be afraid of some “Marxism” in any curriculum. The beauty of college is it is a great experience for intellectual exploration–read about things you are not used to! Break down what you’ve heard your whole life and explore the world for yourself! Seems like reading Marxism is exactly what you need. </p></li>
<li><p>Unless you go to a poor quality institution, Econ is VERY quantitative major, at all levels.</p></li>

<p>"Seems like reading Marxism is exactly what you need. "</p>

<p>What? I’m scared about getting brainwashed in a course that forces Marxism on me (have taken a sociology class like that). If i don’t agree with the prof that we need Marxism when writing essays, he would probably fail me or at the very least, unjustly bump down my grade.</p>

<p>I’m going to attend SF State. The following are the core classes for Econ major there. Do you think this is quantitative? I’m not sure, but calc 1 is the highest math required… </p>

<p>ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis 3
ECON 102 Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis (formerly ECON 100) 3
MATH 226 Calculus I 4
ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory 3
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECON 311 Statistical Methods and Interpretation 3
ECON 312 Introduction to Econometrics 3
ECON 690 GW Senior Seminar: Economic Inquiry and Analysis - GWAR 3</p>


<p>The professor won’t fail you. Rumors like that are just associated with people not doing the work properly out of protest. One of the objectives of college is to break away from the brainwashing that has occurred your entire life previously, challenge your biases and reason for yourself.
Yes, that is a very quantitative major.
For additional questions I’d recommend contacting the university.</p>