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."
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."
Marketing Product Manager, Apple — Cupertino, California
"The critical thinking taught at Duke prepared me for a career in marketing and technology product management."
"I got my first job at a small start-up called Yext because the founder was a Duke Alum."
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."
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."
Boston Consulting Group
"A major in Economics provides a strong academic basis for success in the business world."
PricewaterhouseCoopers — Charlotte, North Carolina
"My undergraduate degree shows that I am versatile and intelligent."
Oliver Wyman — New York, New York
"My degree in Economics provides credibility that I have a strong quantitative and problem solving skills."
Customer Engineer, Google — Mountain View, California
"Economics is an excellent foundation to build your understanding of the world from."
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."
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."
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."
Sales Director, Nasdaq
"Get to know your college professors, get involved with extra-curricular activities."
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."
Littlejohn & Co. — Greenwich, Connecticut
"(Duke Economics) helped develop analytical skills required with an additional benefit from finance-focused classes ..."
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."
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..."
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."
Associate, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman LLP — New York, NY
"My Economics background helps me understand how my clients' legal problems impact their business."