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    Hi

    The purpose of this thread is for prospective /current Economics students to connect and share information.

    If you have a question yourself or any info to share, reply with:

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    Subject: Economics and Management
    Prospective Uni: St Andrews
    Questions:
    *Haven't studied Econ at GCSE or A-Level, any essential learning/understanding required for course?
    *How to make most of uni in terms of career opportunities and netoworking?
    *What is the work load like?

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    Subject: Economics and Management
    Prospective Uni: St Andrews
    Question: How are the job prospects in the USA for St. Andrews graduates? Better than most other UK schools?
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    I'll try to give it a go! Hopefully some of this is helpful.

    Subject: Economics and Computer Science (first year, joint honours)
    current/prospective Uni: St Andrews
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    Haven't studied Econ at GCSE or A-Level, any essential learning/understanding required for course?
    They will cover everything you need in the modules, including Bertrand models, IS-LM graphs, types of competition (monopolies, perfect competition, etc.), and all the other usual topics. Not much AS-AD analysis, though.

    How to make most of uni in terms of career opportunities and netoworking?

    There are lots of networking events put on by various companies. Accenture is pretty prevalent on campus, especially. I've attended events with Accenture, JP Morgan, and Citi. I've also gone to events put on by American Express and Google for Comp Sci.

    What is the work load like?
    It's not too terrible. I did EC1004, the accelerated module which does both macro and micro in one semester, and that had six little quizzes and a final exam worth 75%. Finance this semester has one class test worth 25% and the final exam worth 75%.

    How are the job prospects in the USA for St. Andrews graduates? Better than most other UK schools?
    I don't know exactly. I am from the USA, and I will say that in the general public, the only British universities people have heard of are Oxbridge. It seems like more "people in the know" have heard of St Andrews and are happy for me when I say I go there, but you shouldn't bank on name recognition in the USA for St Andrews.

    Your best bet, probably, would be to get a job at a European branch of an international company like JP Morgan or Citi and then transfer to an American branch after a few years. I might do that just to stay here for a few more years, too.
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    Do you know how strict they are in limiting EC1004 to first years? Can a second year in another school who took and liked IB Econ in high school take EC1004?
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    (Original post by MomofUSgirl)
    Do you know how strict they are in limiting EC1004 to first years? Can a second year in another school who took and liked IB Econ in high school take EC1004?
    I'm honestly not sure about that. It's a brand-new module this year, and I think they're still defining it a little bit. I don't think anyone who wasn't a first-year took it this year, but I don't think there's a rule specifically against it if an older student has the qualifications.

    Here is the module description: https://portal.st-andrews.ac.uk/cata..._year=2017%2F8

    If you really want to know definitively, you should contact the school. They were very nice about talking to me and answering my questions when I was applying. Ian Smith is very helpful, especially.
 
 
 
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