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    Title says it all i guess..whats the best finance related degree you could conceivable gain admission for without maths to Alevel.

    Economics at most good universities requires Alevel Maths minimum, with the exception of Durham, but even their admissions policy is dubious with regards to maths. So where does this tie in with Investment and finance..well i want a degree which will make me competitive in IB or Accountancy job markets and i know im interested in Finance etc.

    I originally had an offer for medicine (2005) from Imperial decided i wanted a financially related degree given i wasnt particularly interested in medicine (or so it transpired after years of believing medicine was the career for me,) now however i have NO idea what i want to do . Im expecting AAA-ABB grades for 2005 and would really appreciate some help.

    I apologise if this sounds like a lazy thread but ive done my research and im really stuck for ideas.

    Thanks so much
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    If I remember correctly, a friend of mine got an Economics offer from Manchester and he didn't do Maths A level. Check it out.
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    That is indeed true, Manchester dont require maths at A Level. However it would be great if any one could shed any light on whether when, a university doesnt state they require maths for economics, is it generally expected and therefore applicants who have done Maths will be given an advantage.
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    You could apply for 'Business Management' courses which will have many Finance related modules. Most don't require an A-Level in Maths but do however prefer it.

    Some good universities for Business Management are:

    LSE
    Warwick
    Nottingham
    Kings
    Bath (Have an Excellent BBA degree)
    Loughborough
    Manchester

    You could alternatively do a degree in 'Accountancy and Finance', however some universities may ask for a minimum of an AS Level in Maths, but worth checking out.
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    Durham this year have been using Maths as a differentiating factor between candidates, my friend who had a three A prediction in economics, french and german was rejected because he did not have Maths to AS-Level.

    Durham do a business finance degree which has a large amount of finance in it, which needs a b at gcse maths, and will most likely have clearing spaces availible this summer.
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    Did Durham use A2 Maths as a factor to differentiate between candidates or AS Maths, because I have AS Maths but no A2?
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    As far as I am aware, he only had an a* GCSE maths, and no further training in maths. Since they only express a preference for only AS maths they can only use that as a differentiator.
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    by avoiding maths you may weaken yourself at interview stages,

    all big financial employers make you go through psyhcometric tests, which involve a decent ability with maths !!! you may want to try some online tests to see how you do !!
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    (Original post by bashment)
    by avoiding maths you may weaken yourself at interview stages,

    all big financial employers make you go through psyhcometric tests, which involve a decent ability with maths !!! you may want to try some online tests to see how you do !!

    could you suggest any online resouces for that? I have recently passed through similiar test when applied to Procter & Gambler. Its not really requires advanced knowledge of math, but rather some mix of logic and concentration...
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    could you suggest any online resouces for that? I have recently passed through similiar test when applied to Procter & Gambler. Its not really requires advanced knowledge of math, but rather some mix of logic and concentration...

    try something like JPMorgan thing, i think they had one before online. they are not complex maths problems, but rather to test your speed in calculating quick simple maths and logics. just like what you said. (especially for trader positions)

    in any case you are suppose to able to divide/multiple 2 digit numbers eg: 21/51 = 0.41 (rounded) ( no need to go more accurate than that) but all this needs to be done in 1minute in your brain during interviews.
 
 
 

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