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What college major do you need to work in the business field

I need to know what major I should strive for #business #finance #marketing #phd


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Dwight’s Answer

Most studies and anecdotal reports suggest that communication skills are the most important and most requested competency for business and organizations. Of course, there are lots of ways to enter the field of business; majoring in business may be a good place to start to become familiar with all it entails and then after you're knowledgeable about the basics, start focusing on the type of business you're interested in building.


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Simeon’s Answer

Almost any business degree will work for you, but I would recommend choosing a business degree that will give you a specialization such as marketing, finance, accounting, or computer science. You want a specialized skill set that will qualify you for entry level jobs in the companies you'll be looking at. I got a business management degree, so I ended up having a harder time finding entry level work.

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Rose’s Answer

Business, Communications, IT, Economics, Psychology, or Mathematics. Your major is less important if you end up getting a graduate degree or certification.


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Tyler’s Answer

It really depends what majors your school offers. Some schools have undergraduate business schools, where you can major in a specific category like marketing, real estate, finance, etc. Alternatively, you can major in Economics or another liberal arts major. I was a history major in college and most of my professionals skills are in marketing. I didn't learn anything in marketing from my undergraduate major.

My advice to you would be to try to experiment and find what you really are interested in through exploration. One resource worth checking out is Gradmor.com, they have tons of interviews with people from different business careers and you can set up a conversation with a professional in the field you might be interested in. You can additionally talk to some of your college career advisors for guidance as well.

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