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I want to make money in the stock market so what is the best degree to get for that?

I am interested in how the stock market works and am interested in a job in this area.
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Tom’s Answer

A finance or accounting degree would make the most sense if you want to learn more about financial markets and work in the financial services industry. If you are purely looking to trade stocks, then you don't necessarily need a college degree in business. There is so much information out there on the stock market on the internet and books like "The Intelligent Investor" that you can use to build a solid understanding of the stock market.

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Brandon’s Answer

Great question. Many people who invest professionally have degrees in finance, business, economics or a related field. However, successful professional investors come from many different backgrounds. Given the quantitative nature of investing, some professional investors come from alternative backgrounds with tons of math (e.g., math, engineering, sciences, etc.). Others may come from a specific field in which they invest (e.g., chemistry, biotech, etc.). There are certainly different ways to come at the profession, but I don't think you can go wrong studying one of the traditional areas of study (finance, business, economics) or a field with lots of math. Good luck!





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JAYSON’s Answer

Hi, I've been investing in the stock market for the last 20 years. I've learned a lot. A degree that will give you a solid general understanding of economics (especially macro), corporate strategy, finance, and entrepreneurship would be beneficial. My MBA definitely helped me a lot, but there are other options out there. A bachelor's degree in general business, finance or economics typically includes all the essential courses you would need for a successful stock investing. Good luck to you.
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Michael’s Answer

The majority of my friends either work on Wall Street or do very well in the stock market. The 2 that do the best, and also got stock jobs with signing bonus right out of college both went for applied math.

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Christopher’s Answer

Finance or accounting degrees would be helpful for long term. Short term take the time to read books and explore all investment related strategies that are online.


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Thank you for your great answer. I wrote that question in 2018 and am glad I made a good choice pursuing an Economics agree. Jared K.

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Stuart’s Answer

Degree in Finance will go a long way. Companies visit universities looking to fill internship positions with qualified students. Internships can lead to full time positions. You should also figure out what you want to do with your degree beside "make money". There are many different areas, such as Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Stock Broker, etc.
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Ravi’s Answer

A BBA with a major in Finance and Accounting is crucial in making sound investment decisions.

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