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Would business management major cover finance career?

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Aaron’s Answer

When I was pursuing a bachelor of business administration, we had to pick a concentration, and one of the choices was finance. Every school does it differently. Some schools don't have official concentrations. And at other schools, they have a separate degree entirely which is a bachelor of finance. I would suggest pursuing as many finance classes as possible, regardless of what label they put on the program.
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Sabina’s Answer

Hi Chase, business management is a broad major. I graduated with a business management degree and right now working in finance industry. I would not say it would not cover entirely, however taking multiple accounting and finance classes will be very helpful. I took all available such classes in college. Once you graduate and gain some working experience in finance field, a master's degree can further enhance your career. If you want a career in Finance, business management degree is a good point to start.

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Qiaoqiao’s Answer

Yes, take more finance related course will be better off since business management includes accounting, human resource, management.
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Kira’s Answer

Business management would definitely allow you the opportunity to move into a finance career. However if you know that you want to go into finance it would make more sense to major in finance or something more specific then business management. On the other hand if you are not positive about wanting to move into a finance career, majoring in business management may allow you to have more versatility with regards to where you can go after you graduate.
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Rob’s Answer

yes, but economics looks better on a resume. And frankly you learn more.
Thank you comment icon Hi Rob, thanks for this answer! Could you add some more details to this post about why Econ looks better? Alexandra Carpenter, Admin
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Benjamin’s Answer

It can work. Many companies don't even require a degree at all so you can still pursue a finance career with a management degree, although you might still look into a finance degree.
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Christen’s Answer

If you know you want to work in finance, then I recommend focusing on that specific topic/concentration while you are in school.
Thank you comment icon Hi Christen, could you elaborate more? How can the student make a decision between these two majors? Gurpreet Lally, Admin
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Chad’s Answer

You can certainly major in finance these days, or you can major in something a bit more broad, like business admin, and take some finance courses. The latter approach might be a bit more versatile, and perhaps better if you change your mind about finance specifically. But if you are sure, either approach is likely just fine.
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Zachary’s Answer

Yes, I believe a business management degree can get you a job in finance. A lot of hiring managers hire based on personality. These are a few questions that a hiring manager thinks about while interviewing you: does this person seem ethical? does this person show a desire to work and learn? do they seem trustworthy? So, as long as you present yourself well in an interview, I do believe a business management degree can get you a job in finance. I chose to double major in finance and accounting. I found those two degrees to be specialized and in high demand. Some hiring managers (for internships) do want some specialized knowledge/background. But ultimately, I do believe it is more so how you carry/present yourself in an interview that will determine which roles you can find yourself in.
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Lauren’s Answer

yes, as long as you have a bachelors degrees. A lot of people I work with and know in the financial industry have all types of degrees that are not finance.
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