Would it be more benificial to earn a minor in communications rather than a minor in computer science
I'm a Business Management major and have aspirations of becoming a CEO on day. With technology becoming a growing trend in today's society, would communications or computer science be a more beneficial minor for a possible CEO of a technology/technological sales company future ceo technology scholarship business management communications
I think you asked a great question that I felt compelled to answer as a Communications / English degree holder working in technology. My answer to you would be no, you don't need the technology degree. Especially with the strategic aspirations you've listed, I think you'll find much more value in effective and efficient communication and interpersonal skills which play just as much of a role in the success of an individual and a company (think about all of the strategic decisions and communication about them CEO's have had to provide employees and customers during COVID times). I found myself best served by minoring in Rhetoric - which is the art of persuasive speaking. I'd suggest the communication minor route to bolster your people skills - you can always determine if a specific technical certification is more relevant down the road. I think you'll also find as I did, that whatever technology you choose to build, invest in or manage - a lot of the training and familiarity with it will come as you go, on the job as they say.
Best of luck to you!
Hi William, I'd have to agree with Allen on your question. However, are you interested in technology? If so, then I would consider looking into computer science or even Management Information Systems (MIS). However, if you're only interested in technology because it's growing, you don't have to major in this just because you think they'll be future jobs in the industry. If you're interested in money, maybe consider finance. If you're interested in food, maybe consider culinary studies. If you're interested in technology, I would consider computer science or MIS.
I applaud you for adding something to management because I always ask the same question to management majors; "What do you want to manage?" That's what I'd ask yourself to help make your decision.
I hope this helps! Best of luck to you.