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Old 05-18-2013, 05:01 PM
 
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I have been thinking for a year but still couldn't make a decision.
I know that Business Management is general therefore worry that I wouldnt' get a good job in the future.
but looking at some othere thread, that says that account is not worth the study as the pay isnt as good??
Thanks
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:07 PM
 
Location: East Bay, San Francisco Bay Area
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It's an excellent general purpose degree that should allow to get some type of a business job (management, marketing, finance, retail management, etc)
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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It's an excellent general purpose degree that should allow to get some type of a business job (management, marketing, finance, retail management, etc)
I see, thanks for your Prompt Reply.
However, may i know if i finished the business management course.
what type of job will I be most probably end up in?
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Old 05-18-2013, 05:40 PM
 
Location: 6st planet from Sun
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I see, thanks for your Prompt Reply.
However, may i know if i finished the business management course.
what type of job will I be most probably end up in?
What type of job you will end up with, is that what you are asking. And you want feedback from a total stranger, interesting.
Your question whether to be taking Business Management or Accounting/Finance is a question that no one can answer FOR YOU. What do you like. Normally someone has to have a deep liking for Accounting and numbers to want that. If you are not sure, you better start taking some Accounting/Finance classes to see if that is something you like. And you should also recognize that if you take this course you may want to get your CPA for advancement. Is that something you are equipped to pass.
Both Management and Accounting/Finance are great majors. What do you like. My major was a MBA in Finance.
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Old 05-18-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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What type of job you will end up with, is that what you are asking. And you want feedback from a total stranger, interesting.
Your question whether to be taking Business Management or Accounting/Finance is a question that no one can answer FOR YOU. What do you like. Normally someone has to have a deep liking for Accounting and numbers to want that. If you are not sure, you better start taking some Accounting/Finance classes to see if that is something you like. And you should also recognize that if you take this course you may want to get your CPA for advancement. Is that something you are equipped to pass.
Both Management and Accounting/Finance are great majors. What do you like. My major was a MBA in Finance.
I prefer business management but hearing from friend and relative that it is very general, after studying it will just ended up doing admin job. Somehow, not very supportive.
I did learn accounting but it wasn't really in-depth. But I do understand the part for cpa.
But really thanks.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Fort Washington, MD
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An undergraduate business management degree is pretty much worthless, a point solidifed to me in my freshman business orientation course from one of the faculty at one of the top business schools in the country. An accounting or finance degree are infinitely more marketable with highest possibility of a great starting salary if that is the only degree you plan on getting in college. The best route for you would be to wait till graduate school to go for the business management degree.

My suggestion:
(1) Get an accounting degree; double major with finance or economics if possible. [3-5 years]
(2) Consider getting a MBA afterwards. If not, take the remaining accounting courses you may still have to take to satisfy CPA test-taking requirements. [~2 years]
(3) Take the CPA exam and pass all modules. [~6 months]

In as little as 3 years, you can expect to see a starting salary near/at six figures with the above academic credentials, depending on local market rates and if you go for the advanced degree and professional cert. Even if you just get an accounting undergraduate degree and go straight to the workforce after that, you will still have a high potential for being hired but your pay will be significantly reduced; as low as 40K (again, depending on market).

Lastly, I want to stress that in business the significance of the school in getting your foot in the door to the right companies and to the right type of pay means everything. Your pay and marketability WILL be affected on whether you go to the likes of Harvard or to Noname University.
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Old 05-18-2013, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Neither. Aim a little higher and get that engineering degree.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:23 PM
 
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Accounting/finance is better and the job prospects are likely to be much superior to business management.

Business management is less of a technical field and perceived to be easier than accounting/finance. Your ability to obtain a good with a business management degree will depend not only on the economy but also whether you have strong interviewing skills and a good network.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:25 PM
 
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Neither. Aim a little higher and get that engineering degree.
Depends on the poster's aptitude. Most engineering requires spatial reasoning abilities, which is not something that everyone has (I have horrific spatial cognitive abilities).
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:10 AM
 
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Neither. Aim a little higher and get that engineering degree.
What if he doesn't want to be an engineer?

I would double major in finance. I have degrees in management and finance and they both have their benefits. The finance degree opens more doors for me and has landed me the good positions.
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