How Hard is Economics vs. Finance?
As a major, which one is harder? Econ seems to apply calculus and other types of math. I've never taken a Finance course so I dont have an idea.
is economics a hard major relative to finance?
The answer to this question depends on the school that you attend and the difficulty of the programs at these respective schools.
That being said, from a conceptual standpoint - finance is more technically focused (learning formulas and processes to solve problems) and economics is focused more on theory and critical thinking. With this in mind, most people can memorize their way through a finance class or even degree while economics will require more conceptual studying and critical thinking. On the economics side, calculus also comes into play which is more difficult than the math that you get into on the finance side which is mainly just algebraic equations at the undergrad level.
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