Our Alumni

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."

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."

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."

Virgin Pulse — Providence, Rhode Island

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

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."

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."

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."

Alex Konik

Law Clerk, Federal Judiciary

"Think about what classes within the major interest you the most, and how you want to use your degree."

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."

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.

IBM Corporation

"The knowledge you learn will be applicable in any field you get into."

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."

Littlejohn & Co. — Greenwich, Connecticut

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

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."

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."

Tannya Cai

Tiba Health — Durham, North Carolina

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

PricewaterhouseCoopers — Charlotte, North Carolina

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

Investor, Self-employed

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

Boston Consulting Group

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

John Alexander

Sales Director, Nasdaq

"Get to know your college professors, get involved with extra-curricular activities."

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