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broseph23
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Advice wanted for possible Degree change

Hey all,

 

Currently I am entering my senior year of college in September, on track to graduate in June 2014. My undergrad program is the Bachler of Arts in Business Administration: Management Concentration. However, after many discussions with collegues, parents, and even my partner, I have been told that I should really consider switching my major to the Finance Concentration. I am not too deep in the management major to where I would have wasted time taking management classes, I have only done about 4 that are specific to the concentration, and I really enjoyed those classes, especially project management. If i switched, I COULD still graduate on time in June, though my course load would be heavy, or I could stretch it out and graduate in fall 2014 (so just a few more months). These recent discussions have got me thinking; finance is something I do enjoy, or at least certain aspects of it: ESPECIALLY CREDIT!!! 

 

What do you all think!? Have any of you had experience looking at resumes of college grads? Is Finance really better than a Management degree? Should I continue my management major and then go to school for another year to complete a finance second degree? Some people I have talked to say that companies do not really care if you have two degrees, just what you're good at doing. Any advice is appreciated, thank you!

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Re: Advice wanted for possible Degree change

you should have gotten a major and a minor. im going for business management with a minor in economics
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broseph23
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Re: Advice wanted for possible Degree change

Technically I already have a minor in business admin. There aren't any finance or Econ or accounting minors at my university. We have very heavy majors for those fields only.
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Re: Advice wanted for possible Degree change

Majors don't really matter. It is what you do in school (and outside school) that counts. When it comes to job search, internships, GPA, and school activities matter a lot more than what you chose to study.

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You might want to do a search for what's in demand and will be in demand in the next 4-8 years and base yourself on that. I did that some years ago and it paid off.

 

I did a BSc EE then and MSc Aerospace Eng. I worked both in the Aerospace Defense industry (Flight Evaluator)  and in the Electronics research.

 

Practically all jobs nowadays are on the job training. As long as you have a degree you can learn (unless the job is very specific to a field i.e. medical, nursing, accounting, law etc)

 




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Re: Advice wanted for possible Degree change

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broseph23 wrote:

Hey all,

 

Currently I am entering my senior year of college in September, on track to graduate in June 2014. My undergrad program is the Bachler of Arts in Business Administration: Management Concentration. However, after many discussions with collegues, parents, and even my partner, I have been told that I should really consider switching my major to the Finance Concentration. I am not too deep in the management major to where I would have wasted time taking management classes, I have only done about 4 that are specific to the concentration, and I really enjoyed those classes, especially project management. If i switched, I COULD still graduate on time in June, though my course load would be heavy, or I could stretch it out and graduate in fall 2014 (so just a few more months). These recent discussions have got me thinking; finance is something I do enjoy, or at least certain aspects of it: ESPECIALLY CREDIT!!! 

 

What do you all think!? Have any of you had experience looking at resumes of college grads? Is Finance really better than a Management degree? Should I continue my management major and then go to school for another year to complete a finance second degree? Some people I have talked to say that companies do not really care if you have two degrees, just what you're good at doing. Any advice is appreciated, thank you!


a degree really only gets your foot in the door, your knowledge and skill level moves you up. I would do whatever ur comfortable with, but if it were me, I would finish the management major and then complete a Finance degree only if you want to possibly enter the field. I have a masters in hrm myself with a minor in poly science and gov. im considering a finance degree as well.

 
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Re: Advice wanted for possible Degree change


HiLine wrote:

Majors don't really matter. It is what you do in school (and outside school) that counts. When it comes to job search, internships, GPA, and school activities matter a lot more than what you chose to study.


+1

You also have to take into consideration if you will be able to get those required classes in your senior year and how having a heavy load could possibly effect your GPA.

 

 


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