My major is not directly related to finance or economics. Can I still get a job as an investment banking associate?

Prepwise AnswersCategory: Finance CareersMy major is not directly related to finance or economics. Can I still get a job as an investment banking associate?
Greston Wise Staff asked 7 years ago
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Kate McKeon Staff answered 6 years ago

Essentially, all that is required to get into investment banking is a degree. While many entry-level investment bankers will be in possession of a relevant degree – something along the lines of business, finance, economics, or administration – there is no absolute demand for relevant degrees in order to qualify for the role.

Candidates are selected for a number of reasons, encompassing a strong academic record, accomplishments that stand out among the crowd, and a charisma that shines through on a resume. On top of that, gaining relevant contacts through networking events and other extra-curricular activities can seriously enhance your chances of being picked by an investment bank.

Other pathways into the profession include internships and training programs that allow you introduce yourself and your abilities to an organization that may favor your efforts throughout the process, and employ you as a result of your hard work.

Best of luck!