I think you might have a slight misunderstanding of rotc. Any rotc program consists of an rotc class, leadership lab and several Pt sessions each week. It has nothing to do with any of the other classes a student takes. A student can major in virtually anything and commission as an officer through rotc. As far as all the discussion on here regarding afrotc and nrotc and technical degrees, that only has to do with earning an afrotc or nrotc scholarship and mostly only the 4 year high school scholarships. For rotc and nrotc mo scholarships, academic major is not a consideration even the 4 year high school scholrships.
If you read the information at these three links it will give a better understanding of rotc:
As far as NYU or UNC or any college, they give the greatest weight to the most recent work. A rising grade trend is much better than a falling grade trend. Most colleges look at weighted GPA and also at class rank based on weighted GPA and the competitive level of the high school in terms of the number of students going on to a 4 year university. So it is a little difficult to predict chances without knowing those factors as well as SAT scores but for NYU, Boston College or UNC, a 3.54 unweighted seems a bit on the low side. As explained above, the education is the same at any college whether enrolled in rotc or not. I don't know of any specific rotc business graduate programs. It is possible to do rotc as a graduate student if a student still meets the age requirements but it deosn't make a lot of sense if a student wants to work on wall street. Most top notch MBA programs expect a student to have several years of work experience after graduating before enrolling in an MBA program. Also, I wouldn't be too concerned about majoring in business as an undergraduate because it is not expected or even preferred on Wall Street. Economics is the most popular major and complements an MBA in Finance. Consider that most of the top Business schools do not offer an undergraduate business degree and neither do most of the elite colleges with or without a business school that firms like Goldman Sachs recruit from: Chicago, Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Yale, Princeton, Northwestern, Dartmouth, Brown etc
If you want to serve as a military officer and then land a job on Wall Street, this is the path I suggest:
1)College degree and commission through some source.
a. West Point, Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy
b. Nrotc, Rotc, Afrotc
c. Plc, Bdcp, Tdsp(for schools without nrotc, afrotc)
Serve 3-5 years depending on commissioning source, and apply for an MBA program, letting the GI Bill help finance the MBA.
A 3.54 GPA unweighted is still in the qualifying range for service academy depending on class rank based on weighted GPA. GPA + Class rank = PAR(Prior Academic Record)
PAR + SAT/ACT = Academic Composite
Whole Candidate Score upon which selection decisions are made for Service Academies and Rotc scholarships is comprised:
Academic Composite: 60?
Extracurricular Composite: 20?
Admissions Panel: 20?
See the Pie Chart at the top of page 7 in the Usafa Catalog for approximate weighting of the Whole Candidate Score:
Open all links to the left of the dialog box. The selection procedures are identical at Usafa, Usma and Usna and very similar for rotc scholarships with the proviso that almost all afrotc and nrtoc are awarded to engineering, math and a few science majors:
If interested and have the extracurricular accomplishments, consider applying for the summer seminars. Usafa opened for applications Dec 1 and is closing at the end of the month, 1125 places. Usma opened Dec 14 and is open through March, 1000 places. Usna opened Feb 1, 2250 places. Uscga AIM will open soon for applications. Uscga offers a management major as do Usafa, Usma, Usna. The Academies are free of charge and cadets/mids earn a salary of around $950.00/month.
Typical academic and extracurricular accomplishments of candidates successful in earning an appointment:
Let me know if you need any explanation of the above.