Usc biz admin vs cal econ

<p>Hi guys, I got into both USC Marshall School of Business for Business Administration as well as Berkeley's Economics. I did not apply to haas because I thought my chances were better with Econ. </p>

<p>I plan on attending grad school and eventually getting my MBA. </p>

<p>Which is best in terms of internship prospects and getting into a good grad school? </p>

<p>I'm leaning toward Berk bc I have friends there (I'm from
NorCal), and I don't know anyone at USC.</p>

<p>I would choose cheaper school. That would probably be UCB. If you can afford USC than go for it.</p>

<p>Also Econ will be different from biz admin. You will take classes like microecon, microecon, stats, and econometrics. While in biz admin you will be taking classes like management, marketing, finance, and accounting. The only over lap will probably be the finance courses that the econ department offers. Other than that it will be totally different. </p>

<p>Both will be fine with internships and grad school.</p>

<p>Looks like you are more comfortable with Berk. So I would go with that.</p>

<p>Money isn't really an issue..</p>

<p>So would USC allow me a bit more room to explore and would recruitment be the same?</p>

<p>Any other thoughts, thanks!</p>

<p>USC has the better alumni network n social if you want to work down in la oc area. Cal econ an d cal business admin are way different. The business admin student take a lot of the recruitment away from the cal Econ students</p>

<p>I am in the same dilemma as you. I would like to hear more from people who have the experience about both ECO and Biz Admistration. Money is not an issue here. But I am trying to get a good internship. And I heard that USC offers more internship opportunities for the Marshall students, while Eco at Cal is a disadvantage compared to the hass students. Anyone has any clue?</p>

<p>Accomplished Cal econ majors are typically better educated than undergrad Haas and bus admin majors.</p>

<p>In terms of internships, I don't think Cal econ majors are necessarily at a disadvantage compared to Haas students. It probably depends on what OP wants to do after college. In fact, I think internship opportunities are similar between Econ and Haas majors for internships in finance and accounting, and maybe even ibanking depending on coursework/experience. Econ majors could even be at an advantage for some internships since the major is generally more analytical than a business major. </p>

<p>As for networking, USC does have an advantage with its infamous alumni network, but aren't those networking opportunities more beneficial in socal? If OP wanted to stay in Norcal/go east/go out of the country, wouldn't it be more beneficial to go to berkeley? </p>

<p>Bump for more insight!</p>

<p>Is it true that grading in Hass is "more generous" compared to L&S, specifically Eco Department? I have heard that Hass tends to go easy on the grading for its student. Anyone would confirm this?</p>

<p>Well everyone I know said classes were more difficult at DVC and other CCC's if that is any indication. I don't know one hass student that has come out and said, boy that was tough. If anything they say it is a joke. I'm sure Haas undergrad is interesting for really young people and poorly educated Californians' but for ones who already have a decent education I wouldn't recommend it. Who knows though, you may be one of those imbeciles that pays money not to be educated but for a flimsy piece of paper. Undergrad Haas is all hype no bite.
Even top schools willfully accept those people too since it makes their job easier. Many who go to Cal for prestige only shortly find out that not that many people care about that they got a degree from Berkeley but what they actually learned. Cal engineering will always be their crown and jewel and that is what people know. It is just like the argument people make about Cal Poly. Even though both schools have some other solid programs, that means very little outside academia.
The Cal experience is worth it and many who attended Berkeley and also attented other schools said in comparison the other schools were a joke. This includes overhyped and expensive elite schools like Duke, Northwestern, Penn, Chapman etc.</p>

<p><a href="https://career.berkeley.edu/Major/Major.stm%5B/url%5D"&gt;https://career.berkeley.edu/Major/Major.stm&lt;/a> can give you an idea of what bachelor's degree graduates from Economics and Business Administration see for job and career prospects.</p>

<p>At Berkeley, the level of mathematical rigor differs:</p>

<p>Economics with more math (i.e. Economics 101A, 101B, 141) requires multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and differential equations.</p>

<p>Economics with less math (i.e. Economics 100A, 100B, 140) requires a year of calculus.</p>

<p>Business Administration requires a year of calculus, but no undergraduate business administration course lists more than a semester of calculus as a prerequisite.</p>