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Carr Saunders Halls, LSE
London School of Economics
London

is economics a respected/prestigious degree?

i regret picking it to study at uni and wish i did something like maths because the people i see studying econ are unserious and i feel its considered more of a party subject
Hi,

I definitely think that econ is respectable because it is so apparent in our everyday life, it shows that you have not only have an understanding of mathematical concepts but also awareness of politics, business and law. It is also an employable degree that allows you to branch into finance, law, business and tech if you wanted Don't doubt yourself and if you are applying to a uni with a good rep you have nothing to worry about!
Carr Saunders Halls, LSE
London School of Economics
London
Original post by Anonymous
i regret picking it to study at uni and wish i did something like maths because the people i see studying econ are unserious and i feel its considered more of a party subject

Nobody thinks about degrees in those terms after school. Employers by and large don't care what degree you study (unless you are going into a role which requires a specific background e.g. the government economics service where you need a degree of at least 50% economics content), and nobody is really going to think any differently of you based on what you studied at uni otherwise.

You can just as well study marine biology or Egyptology and you'd have largely the same job options as an economics graduate, and nobody is going to pick one over the other based on the subject assuming equivalent work experience etc.

Just pick a subject you are actually interested in. At least then when you're staring at excel for hour 5 of your day and/or in the umpeenth meeting of the day in your grad role, you can at least be content that you pursued something meaningful for yourself before slouching into the endless morass of a corporate job for the rest of your career.

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