I am an incoming junior at a top 15 US university. I am currently majoring in Finance and Accounting. While im very good at accounting i find it boring and I have recently become fascinated with quantitative finance. Im thinking of dropping Acct and picking up a Maj in Applied Math and a minor in CS. Unfortunately i would have to stay an extra year (Im not considering $ in this discussion)
Ive always liked math and been good at math and have never really been challenged but I admit ive only been exposed to rudimentary math (Calc III)
My concerns are that I'll hit a wall in advanced math classes and tank my GPA (at a 3.8 rt now) but Im leaning towards taking that risk
I would be taking: A more advanced Multivariate Calc, Intro to proofs, Matrix Algebra, Calc based Probability, Stochastic process, DE & PDE, 2 Numerical Applied Math Courses.
I’d be taking CS classes in Algorithms, Java, C/C++, and MATLAB
My questions are: I can take Linear Algebra but I’d prefer not to (Just bases on scheduling) so would Matrix Algebra and my other set of classes be sufficient for MFE/MSMF
Any other suggested math classes (or classes for MFE programs)
And how difficult are the math classes I listed. Yes I know that every school/class/person is different but I’d like to get a sense of these classes before I commit.