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If I went to college for business should I get the Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree

I'm a sophomore in high school, I am wanting to start a business but I don't know if I should get a Bachelor's Degree or Master's Degree. #college #high-school-students


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Jasen’s Answer

I would start by focusing on a Bachelor's degree and see if there is a minor in management or entrepreneurship. A Bachelor's degree will help you to learn general skills when it comes to running your own business, like basic accounting, marketing, operations and things of that nature. It will get you the initial skills to get started with whatever business endeavors you chose to start with. Then as your ambitions grown and you want to take your business or position to the next level, that is when you should look at getting an MBA. An MBA will teach you how to develop and lead others on a larger scale, also how to navigate the politics and etiquette of business. You don't need to jump straight into thinking you have to get an MBA to be successful, you should start with a Bachelor's and then let your career and ambitions guide you from there.

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Simeon’s Answer

If you are curious about a Master's degree, I would research some of the graduate programs in the area. There are some places that have fast-tracked versions of MBAs or combine those MBAs with the undergrad degree. That being said, you'll actually learn much more from your MBA if you get some experience in the business world first. Additionally, many MBA programs have some business experience as a prerequisite for application. I would advise against doing additional schooling without having a specific payoff in mind. It's time you could have spent pulling a wage, putting experience on your resume (which always trumps schooling), and networking inside the company. Plus, if you end up in a company that wants you to acquire an MBA, they will probably provide financial benefits and assistance that you wouldn't get if you entered the MBA program directly out of undergrad.

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John’s Answer

I agree with Jasen's answer. You can always go back to school part time to pursue your MBA while working fulltime. Many do it this way. Not that difficult.

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John’s Answer

I agree with Jasen's answer. You can always go back to school part time to pursue your MBA while working fulltime. Many do it this way. Not that difficult.

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John’s Answer

I agree with Jasen's answer. You can always go back to school part time to pursue your MBA while working fulltime. Many do it this way. Not that difficult.

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