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Business-Econ vs. Business Administration

wallstreetjoshwallstreetjosh Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
edited April 2007 in Business Major
I have a bit of a problem. I want to go to a UC, but the UCs with the exception of a couple, do not offer undergraduate business degrees. The closest thing they offer is business/managerial economics, which doesn't involved in-depth studies of the business/financial world, but mainly focuses on the business oriented economics (microeconomics). I want to study something with practical application toward my career of choice, which would be in finance, but the closest thing most UCs offer to that would be Business-Econ.

Am I better off attending a UC and earning a degree in Business-Economics, or am I better off going to a CSU like Cal Poly or Cal State Fullerton, and studying business administration or finance?
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Replies to: Business-Econ vs. Business Administration

  • fantasy07fantasy07 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    UC BERKELEY AND UC RIVERSIDE are the two offering business administration. I would say they both have better programming and large weight than any CSU systems.
    if you cant make UCB, try UCR. even tho UCR has lower standing, but it's a UC. good program on business admin.

    Business Economic isnt a great choice to be honest, it's in between business and economics. I would say you either take business adin, or do pure econ, dont do buz econ, you wont find a job
  • dhl3dhl3 Registered User Posts: 2,666 Senior Member
    dont do buz econ, you wont find a job

    uhhh... wrong.
  • nschuchertnschuchert Registered User Posts: 529 Member
    Definitely wrong on the biz econ job thing. I'm interning at a hedge fund right now and the portfolio manager got a degree in Business Econ from UCLA about 10 years ago. Guy is brilliant and just got a fat bonus on top of the huge salary he already gets.

    I asked him about hiring for business econ grads out of UCLA and other UC's, he said almost all his friends with that degree had a job right out of college as well.
  • southpasdenasouthpasdena Registered User Posts: 1,718 Senior Member
    i have always wondered which hedge fund this may be? If you wont tell me, give me some hints on their size or investing style. There have been a few in Newport that have garnered my interest because of their unique investing strategies
  • fantasy07fantasy07 Registered User Posts: 23 New Member
    yes, everybody can finds a job right outta college, yah the job working as a manager in staples, in small size company, but NOT big large companies.

    Business admin has advantage for four biggest firms just let you know
  • southpasdenasouthpasdena Registered User Posts: 1,718 Senior Member
    you have absolutely no clue
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