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Does a person with a Business degree get a better chance to be hired?

I've heard that people with a degree in business management have a better chance at getting management jobs. Is this true? I'm thinking about majoring in Business Management and minoring in Writing. #management #business

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Tony’s Answer

Does a person with a business degree have a better chance to be hired? The answer depends on what type of company you want to work for and what you want to do for them.


Large companies tend to like business degree graduates because the company knows they are getting young talent that has a foundation of business language and practice. These companies can then develop that talent to suit the needs of their business. As a result, these companies can simplify their candidate search by giving priority to graduates with business degrees.


Per you comment on specifically getting "management jobs", companies generally focus on developing talent into managers as opposed to hiring managers straight out of school.


Your background and interest in business and writing could be a compelling combination. This path could help you explore opportunities ranging from research and business analysis to marketing, communications, and strategy.


Keep in mind, there are other degrees especially in today's changing environment that open doors to employment. These degrees include computer science, data analytics, engineering, etc. In some cases these non-"business degrees" are in more demand than many other degrees.

Tony recommends the following next steps:

When you start University mix business classes in with your general education so you will have more time to decide what business classes interest you the most
Spend time with your on-campus career development group to understand what companies interview at your university and what those companies are looking for.
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Jon’s Answer

Great question. You know I have hired and managed many people from entry level to experienced team members over my career. Personally, if a person I am considering for a management position comes to me with experience and a business degree and they interview well, that is definitely a plus. But you should expect that any company is going to look to hire you at an individual contributor level first and then internally develop management candidates. I know there are specific programs that recruit from University into a management role, so not talking about those. And there are many jobs you can get experience in. I would focus on the industry you are interested in and getting a decent individual contributor role. This will give you some very valuable experience and also allow you to look around and see what other roles, management or otherwise are out there.

Hope that helps.
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carolyn’s Answer

Getting into management is more about innate leadership skills. As a manager of people one needs to inspire others to get things done. You might want to take the Myers Briggs to identify your management style however while in college I would recommend getting a broader education first so that you are well rounded and if truly interested in business management then an MBA paid by your employer is one good way to differentiate yourself from the crowd. Finally communications are key and in addition to writing you might also consider public speaking as another tool in the tool box.
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