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Investment Banker Education Requirements

An investment banker requires specific skills, such as a razor sharp mind, excellent written and verbal communication and number-crunching abilities. They will need a strong basic understanding of accounting, finance and economics. An investment banker's educational requirements include an MBA from a top-notch institution and/or a Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Education History of Investment Bankers

The most common degree held by investment bankers is Finance. 17 percent of investment bankers had a degree in finance before becoming investment bankers. That is over 10 times the average across all careers. Economics graduates are the second most common among investment bankers, representing 13 percent of investment bankers in the Sokanu user base, which is 4.1 times the average.

Investment Banker Education History

This table shows which degrees people earn before becoming an Investment Banker, compared to how often those degrees are obtained by people who earn at least one post secondary degree.

Degree % of investment bankers % of population Multiple
Finance 17.1% 1.7% 10.2×
Economics 12.8% 3.1% 4.1×
Business Management And Administration 9.9% 5.2% 1.9×
Business 4.3% 1.8% 2.4×
English Literature 3.6% 3.7% 1.0×
Accounting 3.3% 1.4% 2.4×
Political Science 3.3% 2.3% 1.4×
Mathematics 2.0% 1.5% 1.3×
Physics 2.0% 0.9% 2.2×
Business Economics 1.6% 0.6% 2.7×
Marketing And Marketing Research 1.6% 1.7% 1.0×
Biology 1.3% 2.7% 0.5×
Statistics And Decision Science 1.3% 0.2% 5.4×
History 1.3% 1.7% 0.8×
Pre-Law 1.3% 0.3% 4.0×
Psychology 1.3% 5.1% 0.3×

How to Become an Investment Banker

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates, Bachelors
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