Overall finance degrees seem to prepare new hires for basic corporate finance positions very well in terms of basic accounting, math, and the role the job plays in an organization. Oftentimes graduates may be shocked that many entry level industry finance positions can be relatively easy (e.g. get good at this one accrual spreadsheet, get it reviewed and approved…. then wait for next month while doing a few other odds and ends)
In terms of preparing you on how to have a job- truly developing your business writing, developing relationships, understanding corporate politics, a lot of that is actually just learned on the job.
Finance degrees are definately important because you learn the concepts in business, accounting, math, financial modeling, micro and macro economics and other related invesment banking topics that are necessary to be effective in a financial position. In addition, it provides credibility to employers when applying to the job.
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