Hi everyone,

Currently a studying student at University of Adelaide, studying Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences. I am planning to get into the area of financial data analytics in the future, possibly working as a risk analyst at one of the big 4 banks in the future. The way this course is currently run means that I have to do three loads of coursework in the "two" degrees. I am under alot of stress right now, having to balance two jobs and 5 courses in one semester, as I had to take another course to catch up with the rest of the cohort in maths. My current job is at a IT company, however there is no technical work so to speak so far. The other is HJ.

My current 5 courses are, Economics, Financial Markets, Maths A, Maths B and Programming.

I really didn't do well in maths in high school, so is there a chance that I wouldn't have as high of a chance if I were to drop my maths classes to focus purely on just Finance and Computer Sciences? I am considering this options as I didn't get a good grade for Maths and I am worried taking double maths will bomb my GPA.

I would love to hear from anyone in this sort of field, or anyone who has/had been in a similar sort of situation like me.

Thanks

#### EDIT: Thank you everyone for your advice and support, I am finally deciding to drop the Mathematics Major, moving into Bachelor of Finance and Bachelor of Computer Science and pursue a Masters Degree in Data Science after graduating to get into the Financial Analytics sector, as well as opening up the possibilities for Software Development and other Data Science fields.

Tilyon 12/03/2021 - 17:13Just wondering why do a mathematical course if you were not doing well in high school in the first place?