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I am very interested about pursuing a career within investment banking from what i have learned however just wanted to know would have a degree in international business or a business related degree be enough to allow me to work at one of the top investment banking firms alongside having internships there which i hope to obtain. thank you
degree is irrelevant for most roles, what uni are you going to?
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not too sure yet, im in yr 12 so currently still researching. I'm looking at KCL, durham, Uni of leicester.
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Investment banking roles don't care what subject you studied, only if you studied at a target university.
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not too sure yet, im in yr 12 so currently still researching. I'm looking at KCL, durham, Uni of leicester.
1) find out what investment banking actually is (not as well paid as you might think)
2) Get good grades and go to Oxbridge, LSE, imperial (though you can't for business), UCL or warwick. Durham and KCL ought to be back ups.
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1) find out what investment banking actually is (not as well paid as you might think)
2) Get good grades and go to Oxbridge, LSE, imperial (though you can't for business), UCL or warwick. Durham and KCL ought to be back ups.
yes thats the struggle that many of the prestigious uni dont offer business. also for economics i dont have maths to study at those universities. currently in business and economics im looking at an A * and for ancient history A maybe A*
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Investment banking roles don't care what subject you studied, only if you studied at a target university.
Do you not think they prefer someone who studied economics instead of something soft like business management or international business? Or almost a non-factor
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Do you not think they prefer someone who studied economics instead of something soft like business management or international business? Or almost a non-factor
If you go to a target (and to an extent even a semi) and you're targeting any FO role except S&T and maybe economic/fixed income research, they don't care what you study.

The catch 22 is most targets or semis do not offer business degrees.
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Do you not think they prefer someone who studied economics instead of something soft like business management or international business? Or almost a non-factor
As above
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target your top unis i.e. management at lse
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Do you not think they prefer someone who studied economics instead of something soft like business management or international business? Or almost a non-factor
Yeah they generally prefer degrees that are more rigorous because it means you can cope with a higher workload. That being said going to a target still matters the most, classics at oxford >>>>> maths at nott trent
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Yeah they generally prefer degrees that are more rigorous because it means you can cope with a higher workload. That being said going to a target still matters the most, classics at oxford >>>>> maths at nott trent
true but then I'd argue that STEM at warwick>classics at oxford in terms of rigor. (to be fair it looks like recruitment is reflecting this) although JPM love their lateral thinkers from classics/arts
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