17 People Who Left Finance Careers For Startups And Will Make Way More Because Of It

Whether LearnVest will succeed or not remains to be seen, but Von Tobel looks well positioned to clean up as a tech founder. Scott Belsky quit a job at Goldman Sachs to start Behance. After bootstrapping it for five years then raising a few million dollars, he sold it to Adobe for $150 million. Daniel Goodman / Business Insider The founders of Behance. Belsky is on the right.

7 Courses Finance Students Should Take

(Companies are in need of strategic candidates, not walking resumes. Learn more in Business Grads, Land Your Dream Job .) Finance professors at Duke and Berkeley have made suggestions for courses finance students should take, outside of their business school curricula. John Graham, a finance professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and John O’Brien, finance professor at Berkley’s Haas School of Business, recommend the following areas of study: Mathematics – Courses in college algebra and calculus will help students learn how to solve equations in complex financial markets. Statistics helps with decisions based on the likelihood of various outcomes and allows finance students to learn to reach conclusions about general differences between groups and large batches of information.

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