I would add to #2's thoughts that banking and finance is a good path tofollow if you hope to work in a traditional corporate structure at a large business. If you are interested in entrepreneurship, working for smaller businesses, or working in industries where innovation is highly prized, I think that a different path of study might be more appropriate.
In the US, the job outlook in banking and finance is mixed. The banking industry has taken quite a beating in the current recession, and many of the data handling analyst jobs have been sent overseas. You can read more about this at this link.