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I am an undergraduate from iit bombay and i have completed 2 years in my college. I am from civil engineering discipline but i have no interest in persuing it further i want to be an investment banker. so can anyone recommend the things which i need to learn inorder to be an investment banker?

i have basic knowledge about finance. I have completed basics of investment banking online course from courseera

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Ken’s Answer

Congratulations on being interested in such an interesting and complex career area. Here is a link that might help:

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C’s Answer

Actually what you should be doing in my view is focusing on gaining a really strong result in engineering as a discipline. Investment bankers come from everywhere and doing an engineering qualification is hugely helpful in that its a very analytical and methodical course that helps set you up for the experience needed in an investment banking career. I interview many people who have a first degree in the sciences or engineering and have then gone on to do an MBA. They are actually the most successful investment bankers because they can look at problems and challenges from all different angles.
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Sana’s Answer

Frankly, investment bankers come from a variety of backgrounds - including engineering, philosophy, economics, finance etc. IB jobs (in the states at least) hire from 'target schools' as such the school you go to is quite important. In your current situation, you have the option to then pursue either a masters in finance preferably from a target school, or switch up your undergraduate which means you lose two years of your time (but if you are fine with that why not). Given that your based in India, it doesnt hurt to reach out to people on linkedin to get some guidance on how you can join them and perhaps try pursuing an internship there to get a feel of the job too.

Investment banking at the crux of it is a PMO job (project management of an entire deal be it acquisition or sale) It's a high stakes, long hours and high reward kind of environment. does not require a significant amount of technical skill but resilience more than anything. Involves a limited degree of modelling and valuation concepts which you would easily be able to grasp.
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Alvier’s Answer

I would recommend reading about deals in the Financial Times as well as increasing your knowledge of investment valuation by reading books such as “Investment Valuation” by Damodaran
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