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I am currently doing AS levels and my mind is set on dropping Economics. I find it interesting but really wordy, and I never grasp the topics instantly - it is only when I come to revision that I start to understand. I also do French, Spanish and Eng Lang which I enjoy and expect to get good grades for, reinforcing my desire to drop Econ.
I have been interested in a degree in Marketing but I want to find out more on what it's like. My initial perception was that it was things like advertising, which I have an interest in, and something I think ties in a bit with doing English Language, but is there more economics sort of stuff to it? University websites say their own thing but don't really give me a clear idea.

So my question - particularly if there are any people that are doing Marketing now - is how similar or different is it to Economics? Would I enjoy it given how I find Economics?
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Marketing & Economics are two whole different areas of studies that don't interlink much, if at all.

Economics is to do with the allocation of resources. Marketing is to do with.. marketing. I doubt you'd struggle at marketing if you don't understand economic concepts. Maybe you learn the foudnation principles of economics such as things to do with price allocation / supply & demand / elasticities but you won't ever need to learn stuff like quantitative theory of money, Keynsian ideology, econometrics, lorenz curve and gini co-efficient etc.. etc..
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(Original post by Liberalists)

... but you won't ever need to learn stuff like quantitative theory of money, Keynsian ideology, econometrics, lorenz curve and gini co-efficient etc.. etc..
Good job we've only ever touched on two of those then :-P

Really though, it is the national economy stuff that I struggle with. Demand, supply and elasticity are pretty basic. I'm assuming that anything to do with the national economy has nothing to do with Marketing.
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