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Old 01-04-2010, 12:48 AM
 
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Hi again guys...I have made several threads on a topic similar...
but instead of school, I would just like to compare the 2 majors.
From what I have found on the net, it seems like many famous people have gotten an economics degree as opposed to 0 from international business.

I really like the aspect of doing business on a global scale but I can't find much information of people doing really great with international business degree.

Help me out here....I intended to take international business but I might just have to consider taking calculus to take economics.
thanks
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:55 AM
 
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I thought you were going to SDSU because of Intl. Business. And now you want to change.

Why don't you figure out what you want to do in life before you decide on your major.

There's a saying:

$hit or get off the pot.
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:41 AM
 
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I was and can easily get it...but now I dont know of many people being successful with a degree in international business so i am a little skeptical.

can u just elaborate between economics and international business?
I only was weary of economics because calculus was a weak subject for me.
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:48 AM
 
Location: Sandpoint, Idaho
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Grape.
It depends on what you want to do, both at school, in your career and in life.

It also depends on how you plan to tackle each subject.

Both can lead to fantastic careers and enriched lives.

S.
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Old 01-04-2010, 05:23 AM
 
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Many famous people are not famous because of the degree they got. They got to where they are because of hard work and brains. The point isn't so much WHAT your major is but more so that you GET a degree and work hard in your career. I know plenty of successful people that have degrees in English. You need to find something you enjoy because you will be doing this for the next 40 years. Don't worry so much about what other people are doing.
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:19 AM
 
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I say do what you think you will emjoy doing.
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Old 01-04-2010, 08:40 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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I have a friend who finished her B.A. in international business from San Diego State. She got an internship in Switzerland, met a guy, got married and helps run his family's international business. She jet sets all over the world and never spends more than a few months in one country. She's not fabulously wealthy, but definitely pretty comfortable for a 25 year old.

My point is, majoring in international business or econ won't matter if you aren't any good. A major is only a starting point. At the end of the day, it matters how hard you work and that you are doing something you like. If you like your job, you will work harder and achieve more.

If you want to work in international business, then major in international business and get an INTERNSHIP. Those are more important than your majors.
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Old 01-05-2010, 11:43 PM
 
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stinatado insightful thanks...
it just seems for me that employers seem to like economics better than international business.....

The thing is I really like both and wouldnt mind one or the other...but if employers seem to like economics better than international business...then i might need to change...
I just dont want international business to be some crappy major.....and later regret it.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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The thing is though, it will only matter for your first job, and that's if you don't do any internships. Your professional experience will always overshadow your major. An International Business major probably has a better chance of getting you the kind of internships that will get you a dream job. An econ major may not. If you do at least one good internship while you're in college, you can major in either one and be fine.

Trust me on this, I majored in theater and minored in geology and the longest I've been unemployed is three weeks. I've worked extensively outside my majors (as well as in my fields) because I have a lot of good office experience and that counts for a lot.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:09 AM
 
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Would you like to do business internationally or would your like to call yourself an "Economist"??? Economics is a theory based major, that is why they offer not only a BS in it but a BA as well...It is not a focus or career path like finance or accounting...International Business is broad as well...My opinion would be to get a undergrad major in something specialized like accounting, finance, maybe even information systems, and then to get a MBA (which is very broad) afterwards...
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