What is a typical day as a business marketing major in college?
It can vary based on what year of college you're in, but you'll like take a variety of classes across the business spectrum- accounting, finance, economics, marketing, statistics, operations/logistics, human resources, psychology, etc, as well a variety of electives like liberal arts classes to give you a more well rounded education.
You'll typically have 2-4 classes a day (if you're taking 4-5 classes a semester) that will involve lecture, group work (business school is very heavy on case studies), independent research and paper writing, studying for multiple choice type tests, and solo and group projects involving powerpoint presentations and practicing more of the hard tech, design, and data analysis skills that help round out a business degree.
Getting involved as a business major can be critical for networking and practicing the more collaborative, social part of the business world that is often a requirement with a real world career. Learning how to make conversation with lots of different types of people, how to feel comfortable presenting in front of audiences, and how to jump in and problem solve and make decisions on the fly are some of the soft skills of a business degree that can pay off tenfold in your future career in the corporate world or as an entrepreneur.
Our day starts with the lecture for Marketing Management. Despite only being one hour long we always manage to cover vast amounts of information and get some very useful tips for our assignments, also have a two-hour lecture for the Global Customer module where we discuss customer behaviours within different global contexts and marketers’ decisions.
Apart from the academics being a marketing major in college you are involved in multiple activities, you should know how to communicate and interact with fellow mates and clients. Also be an active participant in college fests, cultural activities, management fests, conferences or anything outside of the classroom. If you are involved in multiple activities, it reflects your talent and potential.
Always being part of all these helps you to understand different strategies in marketing, get well-versed in advertising, communications, consumer behavior, public relations this helps in building career as marketing major.
On your free time you may go to a party, movies, and do some normal life, but never lose track that your focus is to get that degree.