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Old 09-17-2006, 08:47 PM   #16
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Most loan officers my age who I know, didn't go to college and some don't even have a diploma
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:49 PM   #17
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some of the accounting classes are similar to each other. so it is better to just take them at the same time.


I don't have a finance class at my college. I have Economics though. Is that good to take if you want to be a full scale investment broker?


Should I just take Economics and every financially related class they offer?
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:53 PM   #18
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I don't have a finance class at my college. I have Economics though. Is that good to take if you want to be a full scale investment broker?


Should I just take Economics and every financially related class they offer?

you can but it won't help you much in the future. better change school if it's not much of a trouble.
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:54 PM   #19
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I found accounting to actually be really easy. Boring as all hell, but it is simple. Finance was a bit harder but still not to that level where you actually had to waste time studying to get through it or anything, just enjoy uni and you will be doing the right thing, if you are really serious about working in some field then bust your butt, otherwise, just enjoy.
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:56 PM   #20
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you can but it won't help you much in the future. better change school if it's not much of a trouble.


I know someone who is a full scale investment broker and he said he majored in Economics and got a business administration diploma.


Why wouldn't economics, help if it did for him?

You said take a finance class. What is the official name of the finance class?-Finance 111?
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Old 09-17-2006, 08:57 PM   #21
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I found accounting to actually be really easy. Boring as all hell, but it is simple. Finance was a bit harder but still not to that level where you actually had to waste time studying to get through it or anything, just enjoy uni and you will be doing the right thing, if you are really serious about working in some field then bust your butt, otherwise, just enjoy.


How many finance classes did you take? What were the names of all of them?
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Old 09-17-2006, 09:06 PM   #22
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I know someone who is a full scale investment broker and he said he majored in Economics and got a business administration diploma.


Why wouldn't economics, help if it did for him?
Economics does help and it is harder than Finance. If I were an employer I would hire a person with an Eco degree over someone with a Finance degree (all other things being equal of course).

If you want to go into IB (I wouldn't recommend it) you should just pick the Economics units that are relevant.
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Old 09-17-2006, 09:06 PM   #23
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I know someone who is a full scale investment broker and he said he majored in Economics and got a business administration diploma.


Why wouldn't economics, help if it did for him?

You said take a finance class. What is the official name of the finance class?-Finance 111?

if you're really good and know what you're doing, it doesn't matter if you're majoring in accounting or finance or whatever. but if you don't, majoring in finance will help you understand more of what you will be doing in the business world as a finance major. one thing i can tell, if you wanna be a broker, try to get a hell out of school as soon as possible and get a good job in a good company to get the experience needed to become a good broker. of course in order to get a good job you need a good internship or work experiences while in school.
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Old 09-17-2006, 09:09 PM   #24
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Economics does help and it is harder than Finance. If I were an employer I would hire a person with an Eco degree over someone with a Finance degree (all other things being equal of course).

If you want to go into IB (I wouldn't recommend it) you should just pick the Economics units that are relevant.

economics? well if you wanna be a professor or some sort of analyst then yes. majoring in ecnomics. but if you wanna be a broker then what you need is real life experience.
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economics? well if you wanna be a professor or some sort of analyst then yes. majoring in ecnomics.
From what I've observed and heard (from relatives in the U.S.) Economics goes into much more detail than Finance. But you're right, the degree doesn't matter too much if ...
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Old 09-17-2006, 09:13 PM   #26
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Economics does help and it is harder than Finance. If I were an employer I would hire a person with an Eco degree over someone with a Finance degree (all other things being equal of course).

If you want to go into IB (I wouldn't recommend it) you should just pick the Economics units that are relevant.



Why wouldn't you recommend getting into IB? I'm still thinking about it though.
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Old 09-17-2006, 09:24 PM   #27
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"I'm currently invested into a limited partnership that owns and operates some small apartment complexes and I'm buying out the interests of some of the other partners so I can have more influence and sway with respect to its direction. I will be moving onto doing that full-time.

Will probably take my stress level down a hundred notches, which is what I need (as instructed by wife). Also, this way i can manage my own investment portfolio without any conflict of interest.

If you're interested in the markets, then you need to educate yourself about them. Having a background in Economics and Accounting is quite handy."


This is who I was talking about. See what I mean?
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Old 09-17-2006, 09:32 PM   #28
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"I'm currently invested into a limited partnership that owns and operates some small apartment complexes and I'm buying out the interests of some of the other partners so I can have more influence and sway with respect to its direction. I will be moving onto doing that full-time.

Will probably take my stress level down a hundred notches, which is what I need (as instructed by wife). Also, this way i can manage my own investment portfolio without any conflict of interest.

If you're interested in the markets, then you need to educate yourself about them. Having a background in Economics and Accounting is quite handy."


This is who I was talking about. See what I mean?

what you did not know is accounting and economics are always good to know. they're deep and can be useful in almost all types of business careers out there.
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Old 09-17-2006, 09:34 PM   #29
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Economics does help and it is harder than Finance. If I were an employer I would hire a person with an Eco degree over someone with a Finance degree (all other things being equal of course).

If you want to go into IB (I wouldn't recommend it) you should just pick the Economics units that are relevant.

Finance is much harder than economics. I took summer courses in Finance at NYu and they are all math based. Economics is pretty much intuitive knowledge
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Old 09-17-2006, 09:37 PM   #30
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it depends...on the person...please don't start arguing which is harder now
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