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Double majoring in maths/econometrics or maths/statistics better for job prospects?

  1. Jan 27, 2010 #1
    Well what are your opinions? Would not having a solid grounding in statistics be more useful than a solid knowledge of the applications of econometrics?
     
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  3. Jan 27, 2010 #2

    Landau

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    Re: Double majoring in maths/econometrics or maths/statistics better for job prospect

    "useful" is meaningless. Useful for what?
     
  4. Jan 27, 2010 #3
    Re: Double majoring in maths/econometrics or maths/statistics better for job prospect

    I mean for job prospects which skill set would be more useful?
     
  5. Jan 27, 2010 #4

    Pyrrhus

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    Re: Double majoring in maths/econometrics or maths/statistics better for job prospect

    Do the following BA or BS in Math and take a lot of stat classes and probability theory. Also optimization. After do a MS or PhD in Economics.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2010 #5
    Re: Double majoring in maths/econometrics or maths/statistics better for job prospect

    For jobs they will be very interested in what software/programming skills you have (SAS ,R etc), projects you have worked on. Which ever courses let you become more comfortable with computing will be better job wise. Especially if you can link the skill with some database stuff.
     
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