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Best business major


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  • GLOBALTRAVELERGLOBALTRAVELER Registered User Posts: 2,892 Senior Member
    I wish that was true GlobalTraveler. But have you taken a look at Dice's Tech Career forums? It is flooded with people with applied associate degrees, CS/Math/CE bachelor's and master's degrees, people with a list of certifications, people with years of work experience, etc.... Most of them cannot find jobs, are self-employed while not making much money, working for $10 / hour, etc... no matter what their education or work experience credentials. H1-B visas are killing the field.

    That doesn't mean someone shouldn't major in CS, as there is not much out there that is better. Just, as with everything else, ALL the factors matter (school name/prestige, GPA, internships, co-ops, specific relevant classes taken, math courses, standardized test scores, etc...).

    What has happened is that there are fewer DIFFERENT industries in fewer DIFFERENT geographical areas. Right now, defense and healthcare are hogging most of the CS/IT job openings...and most of those jobs are out on the east coast. Also, companies are being very "copycat" with their technologies, so if one is not doing (or like doing) Windows, Java, C++, Oracle, SQL Server, Hadoop, Linux or Information Assurance then they may be left out at the moment.
  • TheojohnTheojohn Registered User Posts: 69 Junior Member
    Degrees Employers Plan to Hire in 2012 - Yahoo! Education

    New research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) shows that certain degrees could lead to a hiring edge come graduation
  • ToshtemirovToshtemirov Registered User Posts: 653 Member
    ^That is B.S. Yahoo posts these kind of articles every week, and the careers in demand change every single time. I can't believe that once they even made bachelors of business administration #1. OMG, I just noticed that the picture of the girl next to the bachelors in finance was recently used for the bachelors in accounting lol.
  • trizz75trizz75 Registered User Posts: 628 Member
    Yeah, biz admin to me makes no sense. Having a marketable business degree is all about learning a specific trade in the category of business. Otherwise, you will just end up having a general understanding of most business topics, which many BBA programs combat by requiring a concentration.
  • turtlerockturtlerock Registered User Posts: 1,184 Senior Member
    ^So, is BusAdmin considered marketable/respectable in the business realm when it is accompanied with a dedicated (on the diploma/transcripts) concentration of whatever business field - accounting, finance, marketing, management, etc?
  • Christian2Christian2 Registered User Posts: 864 Member
    ASU and MSU are both highly ranked and heavily recruited in their Supply Chain Management major. Take a close look at that program if you pick either of the two schools.
  • taxguytaxguy Registered User Posts: 6,629 Senior Member
    OTOTA457 notes,"thank you, i can read..but i feel that its not so black and white..and its much more situational depending on where you go.. i know Fisher isn't Wharton or Sloan but it is still a damn good business school"

    Response: I never said OSU doesn't have a strong program. In fact, there are MANY schools outside of the top tier schools that offer programs as strong as or even better than that of the top tier. The key, however, is not just the strength of the program ,but the cache of the program. OSU doesn't have the cache among employers of Michigan, ivy schools, MIT, etc. That is what I was referring to in post number 7.
  • OTOTA457OTOTA457 Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    Agreed. I was denied transfer to Ross which was not a surprise...I think OSU and ASU have a lot of networking power among employers...is that what your referring to?

    As for ASU and MSU if I was not a Supply Chain major....which has stronger undergrad programs? and what are they?
  • Christian2Christian2 Registered User Posts: 864 Member
    Both ASU and MSU has good business programs. I do not know which one is stronger. But I do know both has very strong Supply Chain Management programs with first hand knowledge. My son is a recent ASU Supply Chain graduate. I also worked for an international oil company who recruits heavily from both of those schools.
  • OTOTA457OTOTA457 Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    Is supply chain good to get into? I hear a lot of different opinions on it
  • Christian2Christian2 Registered User Posts: 864 Member
    It depends of what your interest is. I believe it is a good major among many in business school.
  • discoinfernodiscoinferno Registered User Posts: 280 Junior Member
    If I were left in a random city naked with amnesia and all I had to survive was my degree I think MIS would be a solid choice. Bottom half of an accounting degree and upper half of an information technology degree.
  • OTOTA457OTOTA457 Registered User Posts: 74 Junior Member
    hahaha wonderfully put
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