Economics vs. Applied Math

<p>Which major is more useful if I want to go into finance and/or management?</p>

<p>I mean this in terms of both job placement and internships during undergrad.</p>

<p>I'm worried that Economics is a little too 'soft' to be actually practical. Also, I'm thinking that a 'minor' isn't so important on a resume, since it only shows a very surface-level understanding of the subject. </p>

<p>I want to double major. At the same time, I want to fit in time to study abroad, and maybe study softer subjects, like IR or English.</p>

<p>Applied Math. If you double major you will be in an even better spot. As for the minor, it all depends on what YOU supplement it with.</p>

<p>Hm… what do you think about studying IR and Applied math? There’s a good amount of econ in IR, I think. </p>

<p>IR requires the same amount of classes needed for an econ minor, plus you have to take a few upper-division classes. I’m not so interested in health care econ, etc. Just a few classes in international finance and game theory.</p>