If I have a degree in liberal arts, can I still work in financial modeling?

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Financial ModelingQuestion: If I have a degree in liberal arts, can I still work in financial modeling?

Answer: Yes. Wall Street is filled with highly successful Liberal Arts majors that are in top positions doing financial modeling. Not that you can jump right in with a liberal arts degree. What you will need to do is either get an MBA (online or offline) or take courses in accounting, finance, excel and financial modeling. In those courses, make sure you do as much financial modeling as you can – practice speaks for itself when you are in an interview. If you have done just one model, employers may be a little wary, but if you have done many and can talk fluidly about the pros and cons of one versus another, they will get the confidence that you have what it takes to be a successful financial modeler, and will see your liberal arts background as an asset that would give you fresh new perspectives and good communication and soft skills that are also very important in becoming a good financial modeler.

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