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    (Original post by ashy)
    C++

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    Not so stupid actually. Make it VBA, and it's the only sensible thing anyone in this thread has suggested.
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    (Original post by Benh842)
    Not so stupid actually. Make it VBA, and it's the only sensible thing anyone in this thread has suggested.
    Well, I just know C++. How hard is VBA?
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    (Original post by ashy)
    Well, I just know C++. How hard is VBA?
    Easier than C++.
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    (Original post by Benh842)
    Easier than C++.
    Cheers Can you recommend any good learning resources? (I have no interest in banking, but it appears lots of analyst roles require knowledge if VBA so it may be useful...)
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    (Original post by Prince of Zamunda)
    Plenty of VBA guides out there. Besy way to learn is by doing. Record a macro, do a buncha stuff, stop it, and look at the VBA code. Create functions starting with simple straightforward stuff to more complex stuff. You'll pick it up in no time.
    Thanks a lot. I'm fairly new to macros but the concept seems pretty straightforward.
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    I am quite good in French and studying Japanese now. (German mother tongue though)

    Languages are the cherry on the cake, but nothing more. Get good grades that is definitely more important.
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    do a language you enjoy. French and German are helpful. Portuguese (and therefore spanish) would be useful. Polish, Russian are good for EM. Depends on the field of interest.
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    (Original post by bazc350)
    Or Indian? Wasn't aware 'Indian' was even a language.
    may be off topic now but i know indian is not a language

    i could have put "the dominant language on the indian subcontinent" or looked it up, but was just being quick

    C++ > VBA but it depends what the job asks for...
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    Lisp > C++
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    (Original post by stuw)
    may be off topic now but i know indian is not a language

    i could have put "the dominant language on the indian subcontinent" or looked it up, but was just being quick

    C++ > VBA but it depends what the job asks for...
    C++ is only used in specialist roles. VBA is valuable almost universally.

    VBA > C++
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    (Original post by loggins)
    German is hot at the minute, and is pretty easy to learn.

    I'm currently learning Farsi too...
    farsi? haha cool
    why´s that? i dont think that iran, afghanistan or any other -istan country in the region will become a really important emerging market in the next time, even though some have potential (i think iran is amongst GS´s next 11)
    good to see ppl who wanna learn my native language though
    i would suggest, if ur in london, to take farsi courses at SOAS, they´re supposed to be the best!

    btw guys (esp those who are clued up abt IB & mngmt consulting), i dont wanna show off or something...just wondering how my chances in IB & consulting (esp consulting, i dont think IB is for me) would look like as a native speaker of german, french, english and farsi with a non-econ social science degree from (although this might be disputed) a top 15-20 uni (part of univ of london).
    i know that mckinsey and bcg supposedly only recruit at oxbridge and the like, although my cousin from a mediocre US uni made it into bcg...i´d like to look more into bain, deloitte, kpmg and monitor group and anything that deals with emerging markets.

    cheers
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    (Original post by loggins)
    German is hot at the minute, and is pretty easy to learn.

    I'm currently learning Persian*too...
    Awesome! But why?

    _______________

    Best languages I've heard to learn are the main Euro ones (French, Spanish and German) and Arabic (I'd also assume Mandarin should be gaining ground as well). But you have to be fluent in it, no point mumbling away making an arse of yourself.
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    (Original post by ashy)
    C++

    lol:p:
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    Plenty of French people in banks - I'd go with that. Besides, its relatively easy.
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    French, German, Spanish
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    (Original post by Lefty_P)
    lame. lol
    Truly a sig king.:gthumb:
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    portuguese, spanish and russian are very useful.
    french and german desks are already saturated with the native speakers who speak english perfectly as well.
 
 
 
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