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Old 08-13-2016, 06:57 PM
 
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I see this in a lot of job descriptions. What degree is considered a "related field"?
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Old 08-13-2016, 10:47 PM
 
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Economics, business management, auditing, international business, e-commerce, etc
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Old 08-15-2016, 08:38 AM
 
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A lot of times it is the degree they specify. "Related" is just a useful way to cull candidates.
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Old 08-16-2016, 02:15 PM
 
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a business degree is most likely the most considered since you would take accounting and finance courses for a general business degree. Sometimes other business related like marketing, risk management, management, etc.
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Old 08-17-2016, 08:17 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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One of my employees who has worked out great has degrees in both Mathematics and Economics, rather than in Business.
Having a "related" degree depends on the job and the hiring manager, there are no set "rules". It also depends on the courses taken to get the degree. For example, if a degree in statistics "or related field" is required, someone with a degree in either Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics, or Business may have had multiple advanced classes in statistical analysis.
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