Our Alumni

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."

Tannya Cai

Tiba Health — Durham, North Carolina

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

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..."

Ranzenhofer

Associate, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP — New York, NY

"My Economics background helps me understand how my clients' legal problems impact their business."

Investor, Self-employed

"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."

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."

Ben Keusch

Oliver Wyman — New York, New York

"My degree in Economics provides credibility that I have a strong quantitative and problem solving skills."

Amin Makhani

Self-Employed Consultant

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

 

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."

Bao Tran-Phu

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."

Gordon Whitehouse

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."

Erin Fletcher

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."

Daniel Shvartsman

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."

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."

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