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Engineering BS before econ PhD
SSh posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsI'm just wondering how good preparation does a BS in engineering (electrical/mechanical/computer/industrial/aerospace/materials/etc.) provide to pursue a PhD in econ? I've seen a ton of physics people pursue an econ phd and a few from engineering as well. So just wanted to get a general perspective.
NYU vs BU vs UT-Austin for Economics M.A.
Jb123456 posted a topic in PhD in EconomicsIt seems like the placement info for each of these programs is unavailable online. Does anyone know which of these would be best if I am unsure whether or not I want to pursue a PhD afterwards?
Profile Evaluation for PhD in Finance
mkumar49 posted a topic in PhD in BusinessGreetings Here's my profile: GMAT: 760 (Q50, V44) Undegrad GPA: 4.05 / 4.30 (1st in Class) Undergrad Major: Mechanical Engineering (with a minor in Business management) Research Experience: Undergrad level research in Engineering, nothing substantial in Finance Work Experience: Working at an Investment bank for 1.5 years Concentration Applying to: Finance Number of programs planned to apply to: 6-8What made you want to pursue a PhD? Conducted independent research while at work, loved it, want to pursue further. Does this look okay for a T10-T25 university for a PhD in Finance? What schools should I consider? As I lack a Finance degree, should I pursue a Masters in Finance first before trying for a PhD? Any thoughts, suggestions? Thanks in advance!
sjk posted a topic in PhD in BusinessHi All. I am applying for both Social Psych (4) and OB programs (11). I believe that I am a strong candidate but the GRE has been my biggest stressor. I just took it this morning and my scores were absolutely devastating. I have been studying for ~3 months and my finals scores were worse than the scores from my first practice test 2 months ago. Test Scores (GMAT/GRE): Verbal (73rd) Quant (42nd) Undegrad GPA: 3.87 from a large state school, Psychology major Graduate GPA: N/A Research Experiences: I worked as an RA in two neuroscience labs for 2 years. I was a McNair Scholar where I conducted a thesis research project that is much in line with my interests. I have been a lab manager at a top 20 US b school for the last year where I have worked closely will OB researchers and researchers in CB and Accounting. Teaching Experience: N/A Work Experience: Nothing relevant other than my current research position. I took two years off during undergrad and worked in retail full time. Concentration Applying to:OB/Social Psych Number of programs planned to apply to: 15 Dream Schools: Columbia, UCLA, Northwestern Other Questions: What made you want to pursue a PhD? I want to pursue a PhD because I really really enjoy research and believe it is extremely powerful. I am a first gen student, the first in my family to even graduate high school, so having the opportunity to pursue a PhD is something I never even thought was possible. Interests aside, it would be life changing for myself and my family. Questions or concerns you have about your profile? I am freaking out about the GRE. My goal was to score 160 (70thQ, 86thV) but after taking the exam I am truly beginning to wonder how I am going to bring up my score roughly 15 total points in about 6 weeks time. My first applications are due November 26th so the latest I would feel comfortable taking it again would be the end of October. I have been told by people whose opinions I trust that 160 on both sections should get me past the first cut. Does anyone have any further thoughts on this? Also--Any words of advice on bringing my score up. I cannot afford a tutor, I could barely afford to take the test once and am seriously considering trying to take out a loan to get my scores up somehow. Any additional specific questions you may have: