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USC econ vs. Marshall business

crazi4unicrazi4uni Registered User Posts: 280 Junior Member
Are high grades given in fewer numbers in the undergrad business classes compared to the undergrad econ classes at USC? In other words, for a normal student would an econ major or a business major be more busy?

In general, do Marshall students earn a higher salary than econ majors at USC, given the same grades, ECs, etc?

Business is largely seen as a practical degree, and holds arguably less weight than an economics degree. But given Marshall's reputation, does this not hold true for USC students?
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Replies to: USC econ vs. Marshall business

  • crazi4unicrazi4uni Registered User Posts: 280 Junior Member
    bump 10char. :S
  • crazi4unicrazi4uni Registered User Posts: 280 Junior Member
    bump. anyone?
  • swoopes2swoopes2 Registered User Posts: 618 Member
    go with marshall you're gonna get a lot more resources from the business school
  • tenacious.soltenacious.sol Registered User Posts: 246 Junior Member
    Well, most of the marshall classes are scaled on a 3.0 so majority of the people get Bs. So you do have to put some effort in to get an A depending on the class, but it's not majorly cutthroat at all.

    I personally hate the econ department because the professors and TAs I've experienced don't know what they're talking about. Also, don't do this salary comparison based on major...you never know if you're gonna switch into the bio major, create a business, and make 5 million dollars a year. These salary averages don't tell the entire story. The individual has to build his life. Seriously, just choose a major you like and are good at and you'll make money. Simple as that. If you're not good at econ and absolutely love it, just go business.
  • crazi4unicrazi4uni Registered User Posts: 280 Junior Member
    what would be the average grade for econ classes at USC? they would generally be easier than business classes, right?

    Since I'm planning to go to grad school, GPA is most important to me.
  • akalboyakalboy Registered User Posts: 847 Member
    As one of my coworkers (who is a USC graduate) at my internship said, "I'd rather hire a Marshall grad with a 3.3 or a 3.4 than an Econ grad with a 3.9". At USC itself, it seems like most people have more respect for people in Marshall and view people in Econ (and even many in Comm) as people who couldn't get into Marshall. Now that's not necessarily true, but that is a fairly common mentality around campus.

    As for the whole grad school thing, you'll probably have a higher GPA in Econ than Business. Getting a 3.7+ in Econ is MUCH easier than in Marshall because of the curves in Marshall. That said, what are you planning on going to grad school for? If it's your MBA, then your GPA won't really matter as much as your work experience will. If it's your JD, I'd choose Econ over Business though.
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