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Mechanical engineering or Polymer Engineering

Hey I guys I really need help about this:
well I must tell more about myself. I have just finished my high school and Im applying for Universities in Iran. I have a good chance to apply the toppest Universities in Iran. My father is an CEO and Founder of a plastic company(which creates polymers such as BMC ,SMC) well its not a big company but its acceptable. I am also able to immigrate to other countries in Europe and USA and etc. . Well my goal is to become a great CEO or be founder of a successful company and I don't know really in which field I have interest, but plastics and these things are my first selects. So which one will you select? Polymer Engineering or Mechanical Engineering? also I will be pleased if you give me more information if you have. If you think there is other subjects I could I study please tell me.
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Borna B polymer mechanical CEO factory entrepreneur

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John’s Answer

Mechanical Engineering would be more useful and is used in many fields. This will allow you many more options. You learn about materials in this field and you can learn more about plastics to compliment this degree. With my Mechanical Engineering background I've expanded into plastics, composites, ceramics and designed and tested them for many products from aerospace to automotive.

For management you want to learn more about project management and tools, team work, communication, business and finances. I actually went back to school part time to get my MBA that helped me get management positions and even a president position in one company, also, had my own consulting business as well.

Good Luck!
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Abhilash’s Answer

I think it is very important for you to get a general understanding of business management and accounting, as you are likely to be reviewing forecast and financial statements. Having a base knowledge will go a long way in understading how different decisions will impact your business as a whole.
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Vandana’s Answer

If your goal is to become a CEO, there might be many options to achieve that.
List all those options down, and visualize how each helps you reach your goal (using your strengths and passions). Then, you may select one or More options to reach your end goal.
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Dalma’s Answer

Hi Borna, I agree with John's answer (related to the business management since I am not an engineer). I think it is very important for you to get a general understanding of business management and accounting, as you are likely to be reviewing forecast and financial statements. Having a base knowledge will go a long way in understading how different decisions will impact your business as a whole.
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