DislikedSome traders can benefit from having programming skills, while others don't need much more than a simple chart to become highly successful.
The trend in this business is more automation. Anything you need to learn about economics you can pick up in a single class, anything you need to learn about finance you can pick up from Suzy Orman or a book on the subject. Any professional in any field will continue to stay educated on a variety of subjects over their life, so you can expect to read a lot over time.
All of that information is handy in it's own way, to be sure, but what formal topic is your time best spent on in university in order to pursue some trading-related (non-analysis) field? Follow the trend... the trend is not to hire more ppl with an MBA or a masters in economics (or finance) for sure.
That was 30 years ago, and when those managers are replaced... what do you think the new ones will look for?