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Emory for Economics

billyjoesbillyjoes 2 replies3 threads New Member
Hi there, I have been recently accepted into Emory class of 2024 and am currently deciding between my choices. I just wanted some information from current and former students on how good the economics major is at Emory. Thanks!
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  • karen0karen0 183 replies31 threads Junior Member
    My DD was also accepted into the Emory class of 2024, she plans to get a BBA from Emory's business school and take many econ classes. She has some great schools to choose from, it's looking like Emory will be her pick. She has spoken to many current Emory students and everyone loves the place.
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  • collegechemistrycollegechemistry 76 replies1 threads Junior Member
    I will likely be majoring in economics at Emory...just committed a few days ago!

    Emory is phenomenal with economics as it is with most subjects. Good luck choosing and congrats on your acceptance :smile:
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  • ljberkowljberkow 668 replies5 threads Member
    karen0 wrote: »
    My DD was also accepted into the Emory class of 2024, she plans to get a BBA from Emory's business school and take many econ classes. She has some great schools to choose from, it's looking like Emory will be her pick. She has spoken to many current Emory students and everyone loves the place.

    Congratulations to your daughter and family. The great thing about both Emory and Goizueta is that you get the best of both worlds - business and liberal arts. My son is a sophomore and loves it and the environment and opportunities at Goizueta Business School. I hope your daughter chooses Emory.

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  • billyjoesbillyjoes 2 replies3 threads New Member
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    I am currently deciding between Emory and USC. I love both schools and am currently swayed more towards Emory. However, my only concern is the low ranking of the Emory econ department in comparison with other schools. I hope that this is not a cause of concern. Any insights on the econ major ( rigour, career opportunities) from current or prospective students would be appreciated. P.S If anyone has any information on doing a double major ECON/PPA or ECON/POL SCI pls contact me. Thanks!!!
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  • bernie12bernie12 5449 replies10 threads Senior Member
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    @billyjoes : I don't think UNDERGRADUATE education at USC vs. Emory econ. would be very different. Rankings are typically for graduate education and research impact when they are at the departmental level. This can often be INVERSELY correlated with teaching quality (as there is often a trade-offf between research focus and teaching) and undergraduate training (there are obviously exceptions, like the schools with much larger endowments than Emory can easily avoid that trade-off and for some departments they manage to).

    Also, Emory's economics department seems unusually quantitative at the undergraduate level vs. other programs that are not renowned undergraduate programs (like Yale, Chicago, Harvard, Duke, and maybe some more than I am missing) so is solid training (I think they've made the major more robust, and expanded course offerings since years ago). While econ. is more like: "this is like the typical quality for a school without a renowned econ. UG program" political science is excellent at Emory (as in gets lots of resources specifically for undergraduates, and has a strong reputation even among elites. Also pretty rigorous for a non-economics social science undergraduate program). Public Policy Analysis is housed in QTM and you'd get access to the quantitative training they offer in and out of the classroom along with all the networking and career development resources they have. QTM may as well be like a little "data science school" or something, so if you do that major you are in really good hands. Just expect to work and think pretty hard. It's a lot of math and computationally oriented courses, but it will really open up a larger array of doors than completing a standard social science major.
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