Ryan A.’s Answer
I'm almost 18 years into my career and things have obviously changed in business since 2000 or even 2009 for that matter.
I personally come from a long line of accountants, CPA(s) etc. But I like data, analyses and math. I also knew in 1998 that systems would eventually replace or "automate" a lot of accounting and other functions.
So I decided to double major in Finance and Management Information Systems.
It was then my goal to spend my first two or three roles focusing on learning both as a systems analyst and a financial analyst and then progressing. This worked very well for me and got to experience many different sides of business and in many industries. It gave me exposure to many things and people and then ended up being involved in Project Management.
You have to ask yourself what is that you really are passionate about? Do you want to be in business development? Is it only about Salary? What's going to make you happy and fulfill your passions?
If it's strictly for marketability; I'd suggest combining that with any technical related major and the more specialized the better. Technical Marketings, Merchandising, Data Science, Business Intelligence.
But also, you have to think what your ultimate goal is in your career and that can take some time and experience. I hope that answers some of your questions and adds value.
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