Okay, I would start by stating something you probably know by now, just because it needs reiteration even though almost all lists on how to become a stockbroker includes this: a college diploma is not strictly required for aspiring stockbrokers. However, you must understand that the brokerage world is highly competitive and not having at least a bachelor’s degree would definitely set you behind other brokers who have studied college! So if you want to really make it in this industry and want to do it fast, you better get yourself to a college major that would teach you everything you have to know about how to become a stockbroker.
And if you want to know which college major would be the best for aspiring stockbrokers, my opinion is that Economics would be your best bet. Other related courses such as Business Administration or Finance would also be very helpful, but in terms of actually learning how to become a stockbroker, lessons in Economics are the ones that would come in the most handy once you already have clients and are already in the ‘real world’ of brokerage.
One of the major reasons why Economics is the best college major for those aspiring to be stockbrokers is that in general, Economics is studied together with Politics. And aside from knowledge of financial markets, you also need to learn how government policies directly affect the state of the finance markets. These are little bits of knowledge you won’t likely be hearing from other college majors. Another thing: one basic concept in Economics is recognition of risks in terms of investment, which is also something you must have a mastery of if you are really deadbeat on making it as a successful stockbroker in the future.