I am doing a physics undergrad degree. I'm fairly settled now on applying for grad school in mathematical physics. Anyway, I want to have a fair amount of money to spare in my life and I'm considering quant jobs as a plausible career path for me. The question is should I use my spare credits in college on this courses (the books on which the courses are based in parenthesis): - Mathematical economics (Mathematical economics by Takayama and Elements of dynamic optimization by Chiang) - Econometrics I/II (Learning and practicing econometrics by Griffiths and Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach by Wooldridge) - Time series (Applied time series modelling and forecasting by Harris, Time series analysis: with applications in R by Cryer, and Applied econometric time series by Enders) - Multivariate economic analysis (Multivariate data analysis by Hair) The pre-reqs are math courses which I have already taken so there is no problem with that. Would you have taken/did you take courses like these back in college? Should I just do a part time masters in financial mathematics while in grad school? Any useful advice you have for someone in my position?