Our Alumni

McKinsey & Company — Chicago, Illinois

"Duke was critical in teaching me how to think, how to structure thoughts and arguments and how to communicate with others."

Tannya Cai

Tiba Health — Durham, North Carolina

"Economics strengthened my understanding of business and finance..."

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."

Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health & Main Line Health Center for Population Research — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Deciding to pursue the master's was a way for me to train in higher-level math and statistics and a good transition to make sure a Ph.D. was really for me."

Boston Consulting Group

"A major in Economics provides a strong academic basis for success in the business world."

Orthopedic Surgeon, Adult Reconstruction, Tufts Medical Center — Boston, MA

"A background in economics has been invaluable in seeing various issues in medicine through a bit of a different lens than having a more traditional degree in the sciences."

Tucker Albert

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."

Senior Manager, Corporate Development, General Motors — Frankfurt, Hessen, Germany

"My economics degree provided valuable skills, career visibility, and a foot in the door to the investment banking / M&A advisory industry at an entry level after graduation."

Amin Makhani

Self-Employed Consultant

"I got my first job at a small start-up called Yext because the founder was a Duke Alum."

 

CEO/Founder, Farrow Lane Inc. — New York, NY

"(My Econ major) Helps me think about the world in a structured way."

President, Kibo — Nashville, TN

"My econ degree from Duke was the foundation for my business career."

Caroline Cook

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..."

Priyanka Agarwal

Entrepreneur

"The real world situations discussed in the Economics courses as well as the subsidiary courses have subconsciously molded my approach while tackling a situation."

Christine Lauro

Radiation Oncologist, Wyoming Oncology Professionals — Casper, Wyoming

"I would be challenged to find any personal or professional pursuit that is not better explained by the study of Economics."

Dylan Newman

Boston Consulting Group (BCG) — Miami, Florida

"(Duke Economics courses') subject matter is incredible relevant, and the elective classes also touch on relevant topics in the business world, including entrepreneurship, financial markets, and accounting.

Grace Chang

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."

Peak6 Investments — Chicago, Illinois

"My Economics degree has given me credibility." 

Three Span Oil & Gas, Inc. — Midland, Texas

"Definitely take the finance concentration."

PricewaterhouseCoopers — Charlotte, North Carolina

"My undergraduate degree shows that I am versatile and intelligent."

Virgin Pulse — Providence, Rhode Island

"(Duke Economics helped me with) logic, problem solving, managing amount of work, working in a team."

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