What is the best major for a private equity career?

Prepwise AnswersCategory: Finance CareersWhat is the best major for a private equity career?
Career Dev Staff Staff asked 7 years ago
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Greston Wise Staff answered 6 years ago

It would be in your best interest to try a dual major in acct/econ or finance/econ rather than simply econ. If you are looking for one major, if you want to get into IB, PE, HF , etc then finance is a really good bet. If your school has a top acct program that is well respected, then go ahead and do that: everyone needs to know accounting well. minoring in Professional Writing with Finance will look better for Equity Research though. The standard for a long time has been the finance route focusing on investment banking. Many firms have recruited bank analysts in their 1st or 2nd year to join PE firms as associates the following spring. For more information on the non-traditional routes into PE as well as resume advice, Ask Kate your stats and she can give you some pointers. She places many of her candidates in PE shops each year.