Our Alumni

PricewaterhouseCoopers — Charlotte, North Carolina

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

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."

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."

Karen King

CEO, Fronterra Global Advisory — Stamford, Connecticut

"The field of Economics is a great foundation for any career, but has been especially helpful in pursing a career in business and eventually starting my own consulting company."

Littlejohn & Co. — Greenwich, Connecticut

"(Duke Economics) helped develop analytical skills required with an additional benefit from finance-focused classes ..."

Boston Consulting Group

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

Investor, Self-employed

"The more disciplines you can learn from, the better positioned you will be."

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

"Definitely take the finance concentration."

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."

Tannya Cai

Tiba Health — Durham, North Carolina

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

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."

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."

Peak6 Investments — Chicago, Illinois

"My Economics degree has given me credibility." 

Joanna Bromley

Bain & Company — Los Angeles, California

"The professors are top-notch and more importantly, such great people."

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."

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."

President, Kibo — Nashville, TN

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

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.

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."

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."

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