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    As I understand it, the main area that people go into in IB is mergers and acquisitions. I may be completely mistaken, but to me this seems like an area where degrees such as law would be far more appropriate. Am I wrong?
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    (Original post by Derp96)
    As I understand it, the main area that people go into in IB is mergers and acquisitions. I may be completely mistaken, but to me this seems like an area where degrees such as law would be far more appropriate. Am I wrong?
    Maths and Economics aren't necessarily ideal for IB. It's just that more people who like Maths and Economics get interested in IB.

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    (Original post by Derp96)
    As I understand it, the main area that people go into in IB is mergers and acquisitions. I may be completely mistaken, but to me this seems like an area where degrees such as law would be far more appropriate. Am I wrong?
    Law isn't exactly inappropriate, but given that banks provide financial and not legal advice, people tend to think of economics/finance as more appropriate (rightly or wrongly). It's not as though the maths is difficult, but you need to be able to understand fairly simple concepts and keep track of how things flow in your head.
 
 
 
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