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Am I pursuing the right Degree?

I am currently in my second year working towards a Bachelors in Business with an emphasis in Operations management. My end goal is to run a non-profit hospital that will serve rural areas. Initially I was working towards a Bachelors in Health Care Administration, yet people I spoke to in that field say that such a degree will limit my career options. I have plenty of time before declaring a major, but how do I know which degree is right for my career choice? My academic adviser says she does not want to influence my decision but I am at a crossroads, any advice? #business #career-choice #degree #college-advice #career-advice #healthcare-administration

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Paul A’s Answer

Hi Danica! I would opt for the Bachelors in Business with an emphasis in Operations management. It offers you a lot more career flexibility and options as you gain more self awareness. You can always pick up some Health Care Administration classes at night school, if you need too. Running a business is going to be a major job function even if it is a non-profit so you will be better prepared.

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Alfredo’s Answer

Hey there Danica,


You can do a lot with Operation Management. If you still have the drive to pursue a non-profit hospital work, OM or TOM (Technology Operations Management) will diffidently help out. I took a few classes in OM to learn the basics of logistics to understand how bottlenecks and supply process.


I agree with Paul's perspective where you can take extra classes in other areas to leverage the needs of your future business. Not trying to scare you, non-profits or not-for-Profits are tough to operate and it's not a bad idea having multiple skills to help maintain control.


Good luck in your future business and academic career.

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