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    I am currently studying AS Levels in English Literature, History, Computer Science and Economics. I was/am hopefully looking to get into investment banking, but after reading the forum on here I do not know whether I have the right subjects or even the grades. So what other jobs are there in finance?
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    Accounting, Audit and Actuary are the three I can think of atm. Also those subjects are fine for IB.
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    (Original post by BruhBru)
    I am currently studying AS Levels in English Literature, History, Computer Science and Economics. I was/am hopefully looking to get into investment banking, but after reading the forum on here I do not know whether I have the right subjects or even the grades. So what other jobs are there in finance?
    Subjects are fine. Try to get the best grades possible and aim high for you university choices.

    Finance departments of corporations:
    - Corporate Finance (Financial Planning, Internal M&A, Corporate Strategy etc)
    - Internal Audit
    - Treasury

    Accounting:
    - Public Audit
    - Assurance

    Insurance:
    - Underwriting
    - Actuary



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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Subjects are fine. Try to get the best grades possible and aim high for you university choices.

    Finance departments of corporations:
    - Corporate Finance (Financial Planning, Internal M&A, Corporate Strategy etc)
    - Internal Audit
    - Treasury

    Accounting:
    - Public Audit
    - Assurance

    Insurance:
    - Underwriting
    - Actuary



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    Do you know the reason why the vast majority of companies accept any degree discipline for almost all the roles listed above? I find it weird that a background in Finance or Economics is almost never mandatory for entry level jobs. Is the job so easy after all?
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    (Original post by KTS89)
    Do you know the reason why the vast majority of companies accept any degree discipline for almost all the roles listed above? I find it weird that a background in Finance or Economics is almost never mandatory for entry level jobs. Is the job so easy after all?
    Because all they care about is:
    - Problem solving ability
    - Smart and dedicated individuals
    - Solid communication skills

    The actual work can be taught to most people (i.e. a teenager could do it) barring a few Quant roles where you need advanced maths but they want a diverse workforce because of the varying insights each person brings from their education/life.

    Finance/Economics as its taught at university bears very little semblance to the real world and as such, the companies hire from a diverse group (due to the above) with the view if training them up to tackle real world issues.

    Simply put, it's not rocket science, no.


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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Because all they care about is:
    - Problem solving ability
    - Smart and dedicated individuals
    - Solid communication skills

    The actual work can be taught to most people (i.e. a teenager could do it) barring a few Quant roles where you need advanced maths but they want a diverse workforce because of the varying insights each person brings from their education/life.

    Finance/Economics as its taught at university bears very little semblance to the real world and as such, the companies hire from a diverse group (due to the above) with the view if training them up to tackle real world issues.

    Simply put, it's not rocket science, no.


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    Sounds legit.
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    Tea lady.
 
 
 
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