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    Question Apply for economics program in Business School?

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    My profile is not strong, but I really want to be accepted by top20 programs, so I want to apply for some programs avoiding tough competition. Is it a good idea to apply for some economics programs in B-school? If yes, would you please recommend some programs forme. If not, would you please give me other suggestions?
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    B-School Economics programs are every bit as competitive as "pure" Economics programs. They just happen to focus on a particular branch of applied economics.
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    I think (please dispute me if I am wrong) stanford GSB, harvard BusEcon are equivalent in difficulty to top-2 pure econ. Chicago, kellogg, NYU, UCLA, wharton are equivalent in difficulty to top-15 pure econ programs.

    what is different is probably they are more open-minded in looking at recs from none econ professors because after all, they are not pure econ professors in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by taurenchieftain View Post
    I think (please dispute me if I am wrong) stanford GSB, harvard BusEcon are equivalent in difficulty to top-2 pure econ. Chicago, kellogg, NYU, UCLA, wharton are equivalent in difficulty to top-15 pure econ programs.

    what is different is probably they are more open-minded in looking at recs from none econ professors because after all, they are not pure econ professors in the first place.
    This evaluation is about right.

    Harvard BusEcon is almost identical to normal Econ (I believe they take the same classes).
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    Im thikning of doing an MBA does anyone else want to do one? I know they are really difficult and you need experience but I think when an employer sees that on your CV there no way they wont hire you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by minisini View Post
    Im thikning of doing an MBA does anyone else want to do one?
    No.

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    I know they are really difficult
    No, they're not.

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    If you think you can handle a PhD in Economics, you can handle an MBA. It's up to you to decide whether you want to do an MBA in addition to a PhD, although I don't know what kind of value-added it would provide beyond the PhD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minisini View Post
    I know they are really difficult
    They are only difficult to your bank account

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    maybe i didnt get this right, but from what i understood would u say its "easier" to get into chicago booth phd than chicago econ, or wharton or stern than respective econs phds? or did u ment the other way around
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    Quote Originally Posted by joako View Post
    maybe i didnt get this right, but from what i understood would u say its "easier" to get into chicago booth phd than chicago econ, or wharton or stern than respective econs phds? or did u ment the other way around
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    We were referring to the difficulty of the coursework involved in an MBA vs. PhD in Economics, not the admissions.

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