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What are the best minors to pair with a math degree?

I've heard that tech and finance are good choices. If its tech, then what specific tech area is preferable? Are there any business minors would make a good choice? Are there other minors that would be good options?

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Inessa’s Answer

I fully agree with Robert. At the moment, tech is definitely, one of the best fields to dive into. If you enjoy statistics and generally exploring data(finding patterns, insights, you name it) then you could choose Data Science for your career. A minor in finance/accounting/economics can also be quite useful in the job market. Overall, it all goes back to your interests and your 'goals'. If your ultimate goal is to maximise your chances of landing a good job then you can choose to go with any of these paths, otherwise choose what you enjoy most.
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Robert’s Answer

Tech is a great field to dive into. Great pay and very suitable with a math degree. I'm Computer Science and I would say almost every field wants working knowledge of coding. I know friends who were Biology, Political Science, Chemistry majors and their major classes had coding classes they needed to do. This pairing would be great for careers that need computational science and math or even financial engineering. There is a lot of overlap between tech and math as well, so I would say this is a great choice. But I would first recommend exploring what you are interested in more. However, if money is the main issue, I would definitely go for the tech path.
Thank you comment icon Financial engineering, I should look into that! Thank you! Genevieve
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Cody’s Answer

Hi! If you enjoy math, Accounting would be a minor to look into. Accountants are always in demand and there are many great job opportunities you can find with a background in accounting. I worked for a Public Accounting firm right after college and it was a good experience.
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Luke’s Answer

Hey Genevieve! An easy one I haven't seen on here is Accounting. If you love math its a natural fit! Accountants are always needed.
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Kate’s Answer

Minors:
Computer Science
Finance
Econ
Quantitative Analytics

Any industry is looking for someone who can analyse data! You are on the right path. I think both business and computer science are really good routes to take. With any data analysis minor, you can go into a variety of industries and departments.
Thank you comment icon Kate, thank you for taking the time to help me. Quantitative Analytics sounds really cool! Genevieve
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Erin’s Answer

A lot of industries have begun focusing heavily on recruiting diverse perspectives of thought. This means that, while your major should still reflect your career aspirations and industry knowledge requirements, your minor may be a great opportunity to diversify your education and learn about something unique.

Consider minors that truly interest you and offer an opportunity to develop skills in other areas that supplement your major. For example writing and communication skills, political science and information analysis skills, etc. Being able to speak to experiences and subjects you're truly passionate about and round out your knowledge tool kit will set you apart in interviews.
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Yubing’s Answer

I would agree with above answers and suggest something related to Computer Science, Economics, Quants, and data science.
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Joshua’s Answer

I would have to agree with Robert, I double major in Math and Computer Science and its really cool be because there are a lot of math courses that can actually cross into the computer science world and vice versa . Some courses that really jumped into both areas was things like Graph Theory and Theory of Computation. With this combo I think it will open a lot of doors it also might convince you to go after the full dual major as well!
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