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Old 03-19-2016, 01:16 AM
 
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I got an offer from all these universities for their Masters in Economics.

Can someone advise me on what school to attend or how I should choose it ? I need to give them a response whether I accept or decline their offer soon.

If you could also rank them according to your choice.

Universities are:

1) SFSU
2) CSULB
3) Cal Poly Pomona
4) Cal Poly San Louis Obispo
5) CSUF
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Old 03-20-2016, 01:08 AM
 
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To rank them, we would need to know the financial offers.

Did any of these schools give you funding? Ideally you would want a tuition waiver and an assistantship.
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Old 03-20-2016, 01:32 AM
 
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To rank them, we would need to know the financial offers.

Did any of these schools give you funding? Ideally you would want a tuition waiver and an assistantship.
No I didn't receive any yet. The tuition though for most of them is not that bad, they all run the same and I can afford it.
However Cal Poly San Louis Obispo is charging around $25K for the entire program and I am asking myself if it's worth it with them. While other schools tuition is around $6K if your a resident of course which I am.

When you give me your thought can you refer to the importance of location of the school etc...
I have noticed a lot of famous people graduated from SFSU and I am just wondering if the school location (San Francisco) has an affect on your overall success.
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Old 03-20-2016, 02:59 AM
 
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Just curious. An MA in Econ is an odd degree to get, as the PhD is the calling card of an economist.

In the alternative, an MBA or possibly an MS Finance are interesting degrees.

Why pursue an MA in Econ?
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:58 AM
 
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Just curious. An MA in Econ is an odd degree to get, as the PhD is the calling card of an economist.

In the alternative, an MBA or possibly an MS Finance are interesting degrees.

Why pursue an MA in Econ?
because i might want to get a Phd in the future and currently I don't have enough training in economics so getting a masters in economics would help.

MBA too expensive , every little kid has it , not worth the value.
Master in Finance , it is also more expensive, finance came from Economics, might as well spend less money and study economics. Both economics majors and finance can end up doing similar positions.
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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because i might want to get a Phd in the future and currently I don't have enough training in economics so getting a masters in economics would help.

MBA too expensive , every little kid has it , not worth the value.
Master in Finance , it is also more expensive, finance came from Economics, might as well spend less money and study economics. Both economics majors and finance can end up doing similar positions.
Probably the biggest difference between an MA in Econ and an MA (more likely an MS) in Finance is math. For the masters in Finance, you need a solid background in math, including prob & stat for math majors (e.g., with calculus).

If you do plan to go get the PhD in economics, you'll need the math anyway.

So getting that MA in Econ as a stepping stone -- make sure you also take a solid math curriculum.
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