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Financial mathematics degree or economics degree?

I'm about to start a financial mathematics degree at the University of Nottingham which consists of 75% math and 25% finance/econ/accounting. I'm wondering if trying to switch to an economics degree would be more beneficial for a career in finance (preferably investment banking).
Investment banks don't care what subject you studied. People with degrees in classics go into investment banking. The maths involved is minimal and the important thing is to go to a target uni if possible.

So if you are keen on the subject stick with it. If you're only doing it because you think it will get you into investment banking perhaps reconsider if there are other subjects of personal interest to you, especially if you have the grades and subjects to do it at a target uni.
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Thank you for your reply. So would doing a more difficult/STEM degree not benefit me at all?

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