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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    Read through the many roles there are at an Investment Bank here: http://www.goldmansachs.com/careers/...tment-banking/

    That's really only a decision you can make. It's a sacrifice of your social life (as you know it), for the most part. As Will said in a previous thread you made, what do you want from life?

    Money isn't everything and can make people really unhappy and lonely. Work/life balance is **** in IBD.
    I will probably get more advice from family about IB however the pay completely intrigues me and In Sha Allah after a few years i will own my own business but i don't understand how checking markets etc can take 80+ hours a week? Thats impossible? Surely 50 is the max?


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    I will probably get more advice from family about IB however the pay completely intrigues me and In Sha Allah after a few years i will own my own business but i don't understand how checking markets etc can take 80+ hours a week? Thats impossible? Surely 50 is the max?


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    Are you talking about Investment Banking or Trading/Research roles, they are two completely different areas within an Investment Bank. Traders work on average 12 hours a day, so around 60 hours per week.

    You don't just 'check markets', whatever that even means.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    Are you talking about Investment Banking or Trading/Research roles, they are two completely different areas within an Investment Bank. Traders work on average 12 hours a day, so around 60 hours per week.

    You don't just 'check markets', whatever that even means.
    I think i'm talking about Investment Banking, excel charts, good speaking skills, markets on prices rising etc, helping businesses invest etc? Crazy bonuses


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    (Original post by Aliobeid)
    I think i'm talking about Investment Banking, excel charts, good speaking skills, markets on prices rising etc, helping businesses invest etc? Crazy bonuses


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    Dude, your knowledge of IB is severely lacking. You've just muddled up a bunch of stuff without actually comprehending what they mean. As I said before, do some research, read Wikipedia even, I don't care - just try to understand the roles better. Once you understand the roles better, maybe your questions will be more coherent.
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    (Original post by Abdul-Karim)
    This is false. Banking is hardly about maths at all. The maths involved in Investment Banking tops at differentiation.

    Business as a degree at a good university will land you an interview. MBAs are a prime example of why people with a background in business are sought after. It matters not what degree you study for most part as long as you show the relevant competencies and inter-personal attributes.

    Obviously studying Business/Finance/Economics gives you an edge on the technical front but by no means is it necessary. From my interning at an IB, a lot of employees had degrees in business/business administration from well-regarded business schools.

    I wouldn't go around giving advice on things you know nothing about.
    :congrats:
 
 
 
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