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    Im a first year at LSE studying econ and econ history bt Im finding thr two maths modules really hard and will most likely fail them. However I want to go into private wealth management at an investment bank in the future
    Is it better to get a higher grade ib economic history than a lower one in economics which is a more mathematical degree?
    Do investment banks care more about the grade or the subject?
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    (Original post by snoopyx)
    Im a first year at LSE studying econ and econ history bt Im finding thr two maths modules really hard and will most likely fail them. However I want to go into private wealth management at an investment bank in the future
    Is it better to get a higher grade ib economic history than a lower one in economics which is a more mathematical degree?
    Do investment banks care more about the grade or the subject?
    For PWM, the degree is almost irrelevant.
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    What IB recruiter would give a damn about Adam Smith, Jean-Baptiste Say and Léon Walras ?

    While you might land an interview with a Economic History degree at a IB structure, those math modules you abandoned will prove crucial to perform in a bank. You'd probably get fired without those skills.

    Harsh reality, dude. Math is important in IB.
    There's still consultancy left though.
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    switch degree
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    (Original post by Krov)
    What IB recruiter would give a damn about Adam Smith, Jean-Baptiste Say and Léon Walras ?

    While you might land an interview with a Economic History degree at a IB structure, those math modules you abandoned will prove crucial to perform in a bank. You'd probably get fired without those skills.

    Harsh reality, dude. Math is important in IB.
    There's still consultancy left though.
    Ben Bernanke has a degree in economic history.

    History and economic history are both routes into IB, if we are talking LSE/ Oxbridge, shouldn't be a problem.
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    (Original post by gangst)
    Ben Bernanke has a degree in economic history.

    History and economic history are both routes into IB, if we are talking LSE/ Oxbridge, shouldn't be a problem.
    He has a Economics Bachelor (Harvard) + Ph.D at M.I.T.
    And it doesn't seem to be Economics history. Could be wrong though =/
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    (Original post by Krov)
    He has a Economics Bachelor (Harvard) + Ph.D at M.I.T.
    And it doesn't seem to be Economics history. Could be wrong though =/
    Actually I think you're right. I think Ben Bernanke often gets classified as an economic historian because he did a PhD thesis on the Great Depression.
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    I'm pretty sure Bernanke has an MBA from stanford actually.
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    (Original post by gangst)
    Actually I think you're right. I think Ben Bernanke often gets classified as an economic historian because he did a PhD thesis on the Great Depression.
    He loved/loves SVAR.
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    (Original post by tourist)
    Yes

    Based on personal experience
    Hi can I ask more about what you did.. did you swtich after first year or during first year? did you take econ b, ma100?
    thanks
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    After first year, took all of the above
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    (Original post by tourist)
    After first year, took all of the above
    SO you did Econ and econ history in first year then redid doing econ history??
 
 
 
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