Should I study business or computer science in university?
I have some background on business, my sister studied computer science and made me interested in looking into the computer science. I feel that I have equal interest in both business and computer science. #college #business #career
It's more important what you choose after graduation that will determine where your career takes you. For instance, I have a degree in International Studies, first career was a recruiter in Human Resources and 15 years later I'm a product owner in Human Information Systems. Most notable was my on the job training and completed certifications throughout my early career to gain knowledge in specific area.
I recommend a dual major or major in one and minor in the other. An internship would greatly assist in your decision or consider job shadowing someone in the industry. Wish you luck!
Completely agree with the above response. At the end of the day it should 100% be your decision!
From personal experience, I started out as a business major and switched to industrial engineering, because, like you, I loved computer science, data management, information systems, and MATH! Now working in a business role, I very much think that having my STEM heavy background has been differentiating, both making me competitive for business roles and in adding value to the positions I do currently hold. If I were to do it all over again, I would choose engineering 100 times over.
That being said, your decision of business vs comp sci is very much dependent on what your needs / interests are. If you are more interested in pursuing a technical business role like accounting or finance, it would be really difficult to not study business. On the other hand, if you know those are two areas you don't want to put a heavy focus on, study comp sci. It is certainly a challenging major and if it's something that you love, pursue it! You can always work in the business world with practically any major, especially if you focus your internships around that industry. That is the path I led (so full disclosure - I might be a bit biased), but I am a strong believer in how much it has diversified my knowledge base and helps me bring something new to the table because I am able to think about problems differently.
Don't be afraid to explore interdisciplinary fields as well. Industrial engineering at my university included some finance courses as well as database and coding courses. Taking on a business minor to a comp sci major is always an option as well. With the intersection of business and tech being so relevant right now, there are so many universities focusing programs on how to educate students in both. Would definitely recommend you looking into those!
Good luck with everything!
You can combine Business and Computer degrees together by taking a degree where many Univ/colleges call it MIS (Management Information Systems) undergraduate degree which combines business focus with computer programming.
The MIS degree is easier than Computer Science or Computer Engineering. For the last two, you need good Math background. Many people can't handle it because it requires focus and analytical skills.
When I was deciding what to go to school for I sat down and looked at what jobs I could get with the degree I was seeking. To my surprise there are so many jobs that a Mechanical Engineering degree can get you, so doing a little research of the jobs you find interesting will go a long way in solidifying for decision. Regardless both are great careers and you'll find success and both.
Ultimately, the decision will be yours to make but like many things in life, your perception of what something may be like could be different than reality, so it's important to be willing to explore and try things out - don't be afraid!
I can remember when I thought about studying computer science - back then, it seemed like "everyone" was saying they were following that path...but what did it even mean? I was reluctant at first to go down that road because it seemed like so many others were too...luckily, I didn't let that stop me and I found an area that really spoke to me and my interests - and the rest is history!
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Also, keep in mind that nothing stops you from switching majors once you're in College. A majority of college students switch their major at least once in College: https://borderzine.com/2013/03/college-students-tend-to-change-majors-when-they-find-the-one-they-really-love/#:~:text=About%2080%20percent%20of%20students,course%20of%20their%20college%20career.
Personally, I wanted to do Medicine, and went undecided in my first semester in College, so that I could research the best path to a Medical career. Unfortunately, it didn't work due to the expense, so I moved to Electrical Engineering. I found EE too stifling in terms of the level of intensity of the courses, and the fact that there were not a sufficient level of electives in other subjects (I actually enjoy liberal arts subjects), so I switched to Computer Science, and also did my Master's in this subject, and have made it my career. I know of some students, who didn't enjoy Computer Science, and switched to Business in their Bachelor's.
You've already gone a long way in identifying what you might want to do. If you have the time, you may want to just audit one or two introductory programming/Computer Science courses on Coursera, EdX etc. Do the same with some introductory business courses. It may help you with which major to choose.
Wish you all the very best!
There are universities double degree courses. It may take a longer time to complete the undergraduate course. On the other hand, if you are interested in either one of the subjects, you can consider to take the one you are more interested as your major and another one as your minor.
Alternatively, you can consider to take Computer Science as major of your 1st degree and then take MBA course after graduation.
There are plenty of choices. Hope this helps! Good Luck!