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What is the degree most attractive to employers?

pihiplyr13pihiplyr13 Posts: 174Registered User Junior Member
edited July 2006 in Business Major
My brother said it would be Economics with a minor in Accounting. What do you guys think?
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Replies to: What is the degree most attractive to employers?

  • hazmathazmat Posts: 8,435User Awaiting Email Confirmation Senior Member
    Wharton BS in Economics. Hard to beat that one.
  • redhare317redhare317 Posts: 1,449Registered User Senior Member
    Ideally, both the school AND the degree will be attractive (i.e. a prestigious school and what it's most known for, such as MIT engineering, UChicago economics). I don't think a degree alone will look that good if the school is not impressive. However, if we must assume that the school does not matter right now, one major that does come to my mind is actuarial mathematics.
  • Polo08816Polo08816 Posts: 879Registered User Member
    It depends on school and degree like redhare said, but in general, probably engineering.
  • 311Griff311Griff Posts: 1,586Registered User Senior Member
    My friend just graduated with a degree in psychology and was offered a FT position with Symantec Co. worth a starting salary of $62,000/year. I guess psychology is rather attractive!

    Now, on a more practical note... I think, out of business degrees, either accounting or MIS are going to prove to be rather enticing for employers over the next few years. I think this because accounting, and almost all business computer fields (administration, analyst, network manager, etc.) are expected to grow much/faster than the average through 2014.
  • barronsbarrons Posts: 23,653Registered User Senior Member
    Actuarial science. That psych job is a fluke of all flukes. Must have been something besides the degree unless it was from HYPS or something.
  • 311Griff311Griff Posts: 1,586Registered User Senior Member
    ^^ LOL, he graduated from the University of Utah.... he had studied computer science at BYU for about 2 years, then worked as a software tester for Microsoft, then came back and returned to finish school while working part time as a software tester for Symantec.... so yeah, he did it through his practical experience, not degree... although he did graduate with honors.
  • pihiplyr13pihiplyr13 Posts: 174Registered User Junior Member
    Oh, I meant for like a busines school, what business degree concentration is the most attractive to employers?
  • SagarVachhaniSagarVachhani Posts: 119Registered User Junior Member
    im going to stern and was told that a finance + marketing double major is good.
  • Frosty27Frosty27 Posts: 100Registered User Junior Member
    actuarial science is lucrative... but it takes 5 years after college to finish all the tests.
  • sallyawpsallyawp Posts: 2,059Registered User Senior Member
    It depends on what kinds of employers you want to be attracted to you.
  • redhare317redhare317 Posts: 1,449Registered User Senior Member
    There was someone I knew at my school who did a triple major: honors economics, statistics, and actuarial mathematics. He even graduated in just 3 years. He got an offer for $110k starting salary in some kind of financial position (not ibanking). I guess those were an attractive combination of majors.
  • doublemeteordoublemeteor Posts: 127Registered User Junior Member
    "im going to stern and was told that a finance + marketing double major is good."

    That is what I am wondering about...I like both finance and marketing. I just don't know if they supplyment each other.
  • forgivenforgiven Posts: 1,690Registered User Senior Member
    cinema studies. most attractive major EVER.
  • GoldenBear10GoldenBear10 Posts: 296Registered User Junior Member
    If someone wants to go into i-banking, do you think an econ degree would be more desireable than a business admin degree?
  • KingJames23KingJames23 Posts: 671Registered User Member
    ^^^ if i recall correctly, you can do Ibanking with a major that's not even econ or business. They're looking for highly intellectual students from great school. Econ would work just fine, just make sure to get a very high GPA. Alot of I-banking consists of learning on the job. They want to make sure you're capable of doing that.
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