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What major do you suggest going into in the Business field?

I am going to go to college for business when I graduate, and plan on attending Northwood University, in Midland Michigan. #business #entrepreneurship


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Charlotte’s Answer

Congratulations on your achievements! My husband grew up in Midland, Michigan and it is very charming. Northwood has a lot to offer. As for your question, I think it largely depends on what your career goals are. Some common areas of concentration for a business degree include Economics, Accounting, Advertising/Marketing, Management, and Finance. I just looked at Northwood's offerings and saw that they even have an undergraduate business degree, so I think you will have a lot to choose from. If you are interested in a career in accounting or auditing (for example, crunching numbers and looking at balance sheets), then a major in accounting would be appropriate. A degree in economics has a lot of applications in the real world, such as working for a consulting firm or think tank, formulating policy, or maybe even pursuing a PhD and teaching. Advertising is appropriate for someone who wants to manage a brand or work on strategies to increase product sales. Finance majors are needed in almost every company and industry, to help handle a company's assets and determine the financial strategy for running the business (what debt or liabilities a company can handle, etc.). I would also talk to someone in Admissions or in the Career Development office if you need additional guidance. Best of luck!


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Cicily’s Answer

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Gothami’s Answer

It really depends on what you would eventually like to do as a career. The general courses and electives you take in the first two years of college can give you insight into various areas of study. Colleges typically have many resources you can use to figure out the path you want to go in such as counselors, alumni associations, etc. You can also speak with career advisors in your school to get a better understanding of the various majors and the types of jobs that are related to that particular area of study. Before you decide on your major, do some research and think about the kind of job you would like to do after you graduate from college. You have time, so don't feel any pressure to decide right away!


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Christina’s Answer

I would recommand Controlling and Accounting as a Major. Because you'll get well paid and there are many vacancies available. But all in all you have to focus on your interests. When you are interested in a specific topic everythink goes easier and you are more succesfull in what you are doing.


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Daphne’s Answer

Statistics. We are increasingly a data driven society, if you like math, statistics is a great option. Statistics are used by all types of industry so a lot of variety. Plus it pays well.


I couldn't agree more. A strong grounding in statistics, mathematics, data analytics ... essentially any quantitative disciplines will pay DIVIDENDS throughout your career. Equally, I think study of Accounting and Finance is essential. This doesn't necessarily mean you have to major in Accounting or Finance, but they are core business skills that many overlook ... I did. Horatiu G. Stefan

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