Financial Analyst Career Advice
I am a senior at a smaller state university and I will be graduating soon with a bachelors in Economics & Finance. Over the past 6 months as I have been looking through job openings I have noticed a steady trend, which is the increasing interest in employers wanting/expecting analysts to have some form of programming/database experience. (C++, Oracle Hyperion, SAS, ect)
I am currently employed at the US Army Corps of Engineers as an analyst and even there I lack the fundamental skills to use SQL databases and other SAP databases such as BusinessOne.
I have two electives left to take at my university and I would like to use them in programming/computer science, so my question for the forum is which two to take. I do not have any computer programming experience.
The university has two divisions I can choose. Computer Mgmt Info Systems or Computer Science. The following are my options:
1a) Visual basic programming
1b) Java programming for business
2a) Introduction to Computing I (intermediate difficulty programming language with problem solving and lab)
2b) Introduction to Computing II (Language syntax; basic design methods; algorithms; and abstraction)
tldr; have 2 electives, which 2 programming related courses should I choose to well round my skill set coming out of university?
Last edited by stewbone; 10-22-2012 at 06:18 AM..