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Does majoring in mathematics with economics (with emphasis on mathematics) have good career prospects? Does anyone know something about this course?

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It depends a lot on the country you live in. –  M Turgeon Sep 12 '12 at 11:45
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I think this is pretty much the recommended undergraduate study in the US for those who want to get a Ph.D in economics. –  Michael Greinecker Sep 12 '12 at 12:09
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In addition to the other comments, see: payscale.com/best-colleges/jobs-for-economics-degree.asp –  Amzoti Sep 12 '12 at 14:56

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The answer to your question also depends on what you want to do afterwards. If you wish to pursue a PhD in economics or finance, this would be great preparation for a research career. If you do not want to pursue a research career, this course of study would put you in a very good position to enter the corporate sector in many different areas. For example, you could go into banking as a quantitatively minded research analyst, or you could go into consulting. Another possibility would be to go into a company in the "real economy" and use your skills to implement corporate strategy, for example. The good thing about a degree in quantitative combination like the one you suggest wis that you can market yourself in many different ways, as the discplines are quite broad in scope and the quantiative skills tend to be always in demand. Good luck!

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Think it this way: if you happen to change your subject later, do you think you will get all courses from one university to another? I studied computer science and mathematics -- and the only courses I could transfer to other degree was mostly math-courses (besides some theoretical CS, logic etc). Math is somehow timeless so it is easy to find correspondencies between courses. I did not much care about losing computer-science courses and other trivial courses because they were too easy. I could google everything, it is harder google math so good reason to study. Do you wanna beat other googlers?

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It is all about thinking: in the beginning, everything looks like the same but eventually you will see that it will pay out -- I love this picture! Thumbs up!

P.s. Besides computer science, I also did BS-equivalent in Economics but I found it too easy so I had no interest to waste time on classical Economics in the university. If I really want to do Economics later, I will start immediately in master or something like that. Anyway before going any further, I decided to understand things deeper -- happy learning and smile :)

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