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I am an Economics major and wondering what would be a great minor?

My name is Collin and I attend Virginia Tech. I am majoring in Economics and was looking at a few different minors, either Marketing or Leadership. economics

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Ross’s Answer

Marketing and leadership would both be good compliments to an economics major depending on what sort of career you are interested in pursuing. You may also want to consider political science/government or business administration depending on your interests.

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Abgour’s Answer

It depends actually on what you like and want tp have as a career, but I think Business administration or marketing could be a good match. Try getting hold of your college alumni club if you have one and get in touch with those who majored in business and what minor they've chosen. it's always inspiring to hear other people who been there too.

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Mikela’s Answer

Hi Collin - I majored in economics and double-minored in African American studies and business administration. If you're schedule allows it, consider doing both! Marketing and leadership will complement your economics degree in unique ways. Depends on your interests and passions, too. Consider the skills you will learn from these minors and how they can add value to future employers. Where do you see yourself when you graduate? How can these minors help you in that?

Good luck!
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Lisa G.’s Answer

You should pick something that interests you. Most employers want to find employees who can demonstrate that they know how to learn and think critically, who are adaptable to changes in the world, who can communicate well and build relationships, and who works well in teams.


Therefore I would think that almost any minor could help you with that. I ended up with a double major in mathematics and economics as a bachelor of arts. That means that in addition to the STEM involved I had a well rounded liberal arts education. That has served me well in my career as I am better able to to see the larger business picture.


If you are worried about your career possibilities you might find this Harvard Business Review article interesting: https://hbr.org/2017/07/liberal-arts-in-the-data-age

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Read the article https://hbr.org/2017/07/liberal-arts-in-the-data-age
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