DHI Group Inc. — New York, New York
"The program opens a lot of doors for you, and it's really up to how you want to build on the foundation you lay here."
Tiba Health — Durham, North Carolina
"Economics strengthened my understanding of business and finance..."
Director, Financial Planning & Analysis, PepsiCo — Denver, Colorado
"I'd recommend taking additional statistics classes, even if pursuing the BA...will help if looking to pursue an MBA down the road..."
Associate, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP — New York, NY
"My Economics background helps me understand how my clients' legal problems impact their business."
"The more disciplines you can learn from, the better positioned you will be."
New Mountain Capital — New York, New York
"Helped me build my foundation in both economics and finance, which were integral in my success right out of school."
Virgin Pulse — Providence, Rhode Island
"(Duke Economics helped me with) logic, problem solving, managing amount of work, working in a team."
Deloitte — Charlotte, North Carolina
"I was able to land interviews at most places I applied whereas my friends at other universities oftentimes struggled to get their foot in the door."
Oliver Wyman — New York, New York
"My degree in Economics provides credibility that I have a strong quantitative and problem solving skills."
"I got my first job at a small start-up called Yext because the founder was a Duke Alum."
"The real world situations discussed in the Economics courses as well as the subsidiary courses have subconsciously molded my approach while tackling a situation."
Boston Consulting Group — Atlanta, Georgia
"Duke's courses on microeconomics made business concepts intuitive for me, and its research-focused approach ensured my comfort with the heavy data and analytics required in consulting."
Marketing Product Manager, Apple — Cupertino, California
"The critical thinking taught at Duke prepared me for a career in marketing and technology product management."
Vice President, Chief Actuary, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina — Durham, NC
"Challenging, but meaningful, coursework to prepare me to solve a wide array of problems in today's complex business environment."
President, Kibo — Nashville, TN
"My econ degree from Duke was the foundation for my business career."
Medical Officer (anesthesiologist), US Air Force, Joint Base Andrews, MD
"(My major) gave me a different perspective on the medical system and how individual patient care differs from more systemic issues."
Portfolio Manager, HBK Capital Management — New York, NY
"The most important thing you learn in college is how to question information and learn independently."
Principal Consultant and CEO, Altitude Worldwide Research — Denver, Colorado
"The skills you learn in econ are widely applicable--to areas that most of us probably haven't even thought of yet--and they can be a tremendous asset as you look to build a fulfilling career in a number of fields."
Director Content Strategy, Seeking Alpha
"While I think it's relevant to have econometrics and some fluency in statistical analysis, I think the theoretical aspects are more important."
Goldman Sachs — New York, New York
"Duke has helped shaped my professional success by making me a well-rounded person with both the quantitative and social skills to complete my job."