should i go for a degree in quantitative economics or finance?
I want to major in finance, but the closest college around here, UCI, only offers quantitative economics. Is that the same thing as finance? What's the difference? how will job companies look at that? Can I still get great jobs in finance? Or should I just find another school that offers finance?
Asked By: mshunnibuni - 2/17/2007
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Quantitative economics focuses more on macroeconomics than the applied field of finance. It does not lend itself to the field of finance, which is more interested in valuation, time value of money, and other elements of managing assets and cash for a company, not so much in how the economy is measured and forecasted... More
Answered By: MagicalMke - 2/17/2007
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The Quantitative Economics major at UCI is not the same thing as a Finance major. It's essentially a traditional Economics degree but with a heavy emphasis on econometrics and mathematics. However, while it's more geared towards students who wish to pursue a graduate school degree in economics, Quantitative Economics... More
Answered By: J K - 2/20/2007
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