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How math intensive is finance?

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Beyond first year calculus, would taking any additional math or even majoring in math give you an advantage if you're planning on pursuing finance?
and I know that the quantitative/analyst positions would be math-based, but what about the front office jobs too?
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@FunnyBone wrote
Beyond first year calculus, would taking any additional math or even majoring in math give you an advantage if you're planning on pursuing finance?
and I know that the quantitative/analyst positions would be math-based, but what about the front office jobs too?



FO jobs vary - you always need a decent quantiative comfort for all the jobs imo. S&T more so.
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But to prepare for those jobs, you normally don't need to take math beyond the first year?
So I'm just wondering if it would give you any advantage to pursue a math degree as opposed to someone say in political science or MOS.
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There are history/politics/basket weaving majors doing S&T, IBD, and Research. U really only need to know addition, multiplication, subtraction, division, and exponents.
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@BSchoolMaster wrote
There are history/politics/basket weaving majors doing S&T, IBD, and Research. U really only need to know addition, multiplication, subtraction, division, and exponents.


Ya, I'm getting a basket-weaving degree at Nipissing, then heading to Wall Street! woo hoo!
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@BSchoolMaster wrote
There are history/politics/basket weaving majors doing S&T, IBD, and Research. U really only need to know addition, multiplication, subtraction, division, and exponents.



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@BSchoolMaster wrote
There are history/politics/basket weaving majors doing S&T, IBD, and Research. U really only need to know addition, multiplication, subtraction, division, and exponents.



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Unless you want to do quant work in which case your probably better off with a math or engineering undergrad degree and then masters in finance or financial engineering.
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