single major vs. double major

<p>Do employers actually care about the # of majors one has (double major , triple major)?</p>

<p>Or do they just care about GPA, and whether this kid is from a target?</p>

<p>Target is the most important. In short, if you're only worried about job placement, don't double major if your GPA will suffer. Search <a href="http://www.wallstreetoasis.com%5B/url%5D"&gt;www.wallstreetoasis.com&lt;/a> for lengthier responses.</p>

<p>Target, then GPA</p>

<p>School brand is most important. Next comes GPA. Last is number of majors. If you attend a target school, then school brand and GPA far outweigh chosen major. If you attend a non-target, double majoring in finance and accounting, for example, will definitely make you far more appealing to IB than majoring in English. Therefore, if you attend a non-target, your GPA and major(s) become very important as a means of separating yourself from the other non-target students and showing that you will be capable of hitting the ground running in terms of technical knowledge (which will at the very least make you more appealing to those small boutique shops that don't have structured training programs).</p>

<p>IBanker</p>

<p>I've heard that in terms of recruiting, "harder" majors such as math get viewed favorably... </p>

<p>Anyways, back on topic:</p>

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<li>for target undergraduate business schools like UC berkeley Haas, Michigan Ross and NYU Stern, does a double major in distinct fields such as Finance & Accounting, or Finance & Statistics get viewed more preferably than perhaps a single Finance major?</li>
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<p>I'm speaking strictly for target schools, in terms of a double major. Or would a higher GPA (despite a single major) be the more attractive?</p>

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I'm speaking strictly for target schools, in terms of a double major. Or would a higher GPA (despite a single major) be the more attractive?

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<p>Please read the posts above. Higher GPA with a single major is better.</p>

<p>They don't care about the # of majors. They don't care how much you can do, but they do care about how well you can do what you put your mind to. They will likely take a single econ major with 3.9 over a triple major with a slightly lower GPA.</p>

<p>I wouldn't nec3essarily say they'd pick the single major with a 3.9 over a triple major with a slightly lower GPA, but GPA definitely counts more than # of majors. A 3.9 single in econ is not better than a 3.82 GPA in finance, econ and accounting - an example of a slight difference. However, a more sizable dropoff in GPA will definitely make the single more appealing - a 3.9 vs a 3.3 or even a bit higher for example. </p>

<p>IBanker</p>

<p>However, if it's single econ or finance 3.9 vs triple econ + psyc + history 3.85 or even 3.9. It could go either way. Interview, and cases, would probably determine the outcome. The extra psyc and history won't help much, if at all.</p>