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Would it be more wise to pursue a bachelors in business administration or economics?

I want to pursue a career in the following areas of interest: finance, real estate, investing, commercial business, travel. I want to have a job that will provide me with lots of opportunity for my future. Not looking for anything specific. I just want to do something on a big scale with lots of responsibility and rewards involved. I plan on learning Chinese and potentially earning a minor in real estate.

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Margaret’s Answer

Economics major would provide you with more education to assist with real estate and commercial business ventures. If you want to stay more generic, then I would suggest a major in Business Administration with a minor in Finance.

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Paul’s Answer

I would choose Economics but I majored in Econ while in college so my opinion is biased. Economics gives you a strong foundation to build upon especially if you plan on taking finance classes. Also, if you plan on going into real estate, you have to have a background in economics because the real estate market is very dependent upon the local economy.

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Simeon’s Answer

I would actually recommend a degree in finance for you. If you are that sure you want to go deep into investing, stocks, and real-estate, you'll want to take the advanced finance courses provided by your university. I wouldn't recommend a degree in business administration. You'll find that there are a lot of generic classes in a more general degree that exist just to pad out the degree and add extra hours to it. You want to make good use of the hours you'll spend in school. Also, taking advanced courses is an important way to make an impression on the hard-core professors who teach at that level. They can open doors for you if you make a great impression on them in the classes you take. Try and develop a rapport with them if possible.
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Rand’s Answer

I recommend that you study economics. Some universities do not even offer a business degree at the bachelors level, only post graduate such as an MBA. A degree in economics will be more valuable to you when you graduate and are job seeking. However, for your electives you can take business courses, and in some universities have a minor in business administration.

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