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I want to be a financial analyst or something similar. What should I major in? Finance?

I think that I want to become a financial analyst or consultant or something comparable. I have worked in a grocery store for almost nine years and I have recently went back to school. The thing I find most interesting is how much money we make, and what percent of that is profit, and of course how we can make it increase. My manager always shows me (even though he's not supposed to) how much money we pay for stuff what percent its mark up market value is and how we compare to other stores within the company. I have changed so many times what I want to do with my life. I have gone from wanting to do communications, to chemistry (which is getting hard and I am losing interest) to something that deals with money. I have an equal interest in just about all courses, except calculus level math and higher. Intro to economics has to be my most interesting course so far. I want to learn how to be good with my money and help either a firm or people in general manage their money and maximize profit. Almost like how the bar rescue guy comes in and turns businesses around...doesn't have to be that dramatic but the same sense. I have already picked out a school close to my home that is pretty cheap and pretty reputable (southern illinois university edwardsville). The programs they offer that are in my opinion somewhat fitting are: Business Administration, Business Economics and Finance, Accountancy, Economics, Finance. ANY SUGGESTIONS, anything overall would be helpful...since im frustrated and stressed out with my entire college experience....I have gone from wanting to be a radio personality, to a chemist, to a forensic scientist, to something to do with finance.....

Asked By: David - 9/25/2012
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You need incredibly high level of Maths to be an analyst it's like a pre requisite to have a masters majoring in actuarial studies or pure mathematics (it's all formulas and stuff apparently). Economists need to be good writers and interpreters of economic commentary of other people (re saying what someone else said in... More
Answered By: bron357 - 9/26/2012
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It sounds to me that Accounting might be more along the lines of what you are thinking than an analyst. You would be better off choosing your major once you have done the other modules and know what you enjoy and what you don't.
Answered By: Stephanie - 9/26/2012
 
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