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Northwestern Engineering

ilabcurious1423ilabcurious1423 Posts: 372Registered User Member
edited May 2005 in Northwestern University
If you chose to do engineering at Northwestern...why?
What would be better as a prerequisite to business...engineering, economics, or something else?
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  • ITGITG Posts: 47Registered User Junior Member
    i chose engineering cuz im a math/science person. i don't plan to go into business so i cant help you.
  • tenisghstenisghs Posts: 3,955Registered User Senior Member
    What are you majoring in?
  • ilabcurious1423ilabcurious1423 Posts: 372Registered User Member
    I am not going there yet...I am just asking because I want to know whether or not their Engineering department is good. I mean Purdue I believe is ranked higher. I love Northwestern though and like math. I would like to one day go into business and was wondering if Economics would be better. I would probably major in financial engineering or something. (I forget the name of their department for that:))

    Sorry this all isn't that clear...I am writing in kind of a hurry:D
  • Sam LeeSam Lee Posts: 9,449Registered User Senior Member
    Purdue is ranked higher but by just one spot or so. The overall ranking is kinda meaningless though for engineering school. You want to check out if the department you are interested is strong. Fortunately most disciplines are pretty strong at NU. The ones that are strongest and are in the top-10 are material science, industrial engineering, civil engineering and mechanical engineering. ChemE and BioM are also very strong too (like top-15). EE and CompE seem to be less heard of but they are actually still ranked around 15-20. So I guess pretty much all programs are in the top 20.

    There's no financial engineering MAJOR at NU. But "industrial engineering & management science" department does offer classes like stats, stochastic models, accounting/finance, and financial engineering. It's the closest thing to FE you can take at NU and along with econ, you will be in pretty good position to get into grad school for financial engineering or head straight to the Wall Street. You may also want to check out MMSS (mathematical methods for social science) program--good program for those interested in math and econ/social sciences. NU is definitely one of the schools that have a lot to offer for aspiring "quants" in biz/finance.
  • ilabcurious1423ilabcurious1423 Posts: 372Registered User Member
    -Thanks for the input! Yea, the "industrial engineering and management science" department was actually the one I was looking into. Do you know anyone in that department? I will have to do some thinking about what programs will be best for me.

    Are you going to NU?
  • clrlakeclrlake Posts: 70Registered User Junior Member
    Ill be attending Purdue in the fall, more than likely to formerly study mechanical or industrial. ila...maybe all see you at the Rube Goldberg some years down the road. Go Boilers!
  • Sam LeeSam Lee Posts: 9,449Registered User Senior Member
    NU alum here (99). I know few people studied IE. According to one of my friends, two of them are now in Harvard and MIT MBA. They did work in NYC/Boston before that. Another guy who dropped out of chemE and switched to IE is now a hedge fund analyst in NYC.
  • ilabcurious1423ilabcurious1423 Posts: 372Registered User Member
    Thanks Sam Lee! drlake-sry to say but I probably won't be applyin toPurdue...to big:)
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