Heidi: What is involved in an economics degree?
I take maths as an a-level which I don’t mind- the stats is quite hard to get my head around but it’s digestible. Is economics all statistics (like in as level) based? Is it very complex, or is it achievable if you have a fairly mathematical mind? I am very ignorant- I am desperately trying to come up with possibles degrees to do. I do biology and history too if that makes ANY difference at all. Also, what job opportunities are there for someone with a degree in economics?
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Answer by venkatesh
The National Australian Bank (NAB) is a popular bank operating in 10 countries around the world. It has 40,000 employees in all its 1714 service centres and branches together. It is the world’s 17th largest bank and is considered to be the 8th safest bank in the world. This bank serves more than 8.3 million banking customers and around 2.3 million wealth management customers around the world.The bank has a total asset value of A$ 657 billion and its operating in as on September 2008 was around A$ 15.4 billion. This indicates the vastness of the bank and its huge financial capabilities. The bank has acquired more than15 other banks and institutions related to financial management and banking sector.
It depends if you do a science degree or an arts degree. I’m studying BSc Economics which is a science degree, so theres alot of maths, half of my maths is stats, and half is core maths, like C3, C4, FP1 etc like you do in a-level maths, and on my course its applied. e.g. we studied matricies, and then we applied the maths to solve economic problems. Economics is a really interesting degree, and you can do just about anything with it in the business world when you graduate. Also, most at most universities you have optional modules. Like you i did history at a-level, so i took a politics module. If you like maths, take a BSc, if you don’t take a BA, but i really really would recommend economics!!
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