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Old 09-29-2014, 08:10 PM
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Default student at uw: major in mathematical finance or actsci?

like it says, uw has a good math finance undergrad program and a fine
actuarial science program. As I looked around a few threads regarding the major, most people do not encourage to major in actuarial science.
I am interested in both finance and math and currently studying actuarial exam. Is there any loss that I would face with regards to act sci field if I choose to major in mathematical finance due solely to my possible career change in the future into finance and strong interest in finance?
Will I be able to manage actuarial exams with a changed major (math finance?)
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I teach in a well known actuarial program.

Graduates of our program have gone into jobs as actuaries, statisticians, bio-statisticians, financial quants, financial planners, pensions administrators, underwriters, teachers, lawyers, business leaders and entrepreneurs, pilots, software developers, bankers.

Graduates of our program have continued their studies at some of the best universities in the world, including Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, UCLA, Carnegie Mellon, Northwestern, Cornell, MIT, Columbia, Wharton, in subjects including finance, statistics, OR, and law. In every case their actuarial education at Waterloo was considered an asset. I cannot recall a single occasion where a graduate was restricted in her/his choice because her/his major was actuarial science and not mathematical sciences.

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this helped a lot. thanks
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Yeah, that's not a biased source of information or anything.
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The guy says he wants to work in finance but he doesn't even know what kind of work he wants to do in that area. Do you want to work in IB, sell-side quant work, buy side quant work, buy side fundamental work, asset management, algo trading, risk management? Do you want to work with equities, fixed income, derivatives?

Let me guess: you're just another second generation asian kid who wants to make mommy and daddy proud by making mucho dinero in finance.
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Yeah, that's not a biased source of information or anything.
Eh, okay, biased... but personally, if I wanted to get an AS degree, I'd have to go to one of Toronto, Waterloo, UConn, UW-Madison, UM-Ann Arbor, or UNL.
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Eh, okay, biased... but personally, if I wanted to get an AS degree, I'd have to go to one of Toronto, Waterloo, UConn, UW-Madison, UM-Ann Arbor, or UNL.
"If I wanted to listen to crappy boy band music, I'd listen to N-Sync over Backstreet Boys."

Same logic.
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"If I wanted to listen to crappy boy band music, I'd listen to N-Sync over Backstreet Boys."

Same logic.
Point taken.
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Eh, okay, biased... but personally, if I wanted to get an AS degree, I'd have to go to one of Toronto, Waterloo, UConn, UW-Madison, UM-Ann Arbor, or UNL.
The math experience at those two schools is unparalleled. I don't know why you'd choose AS.
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