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BBA -> MBA, or more substance -> MBA (i.e engineering)

flyingllamaflyingllama Registered User Posts: 1,360 Senior Member
edited February 2009 in Business Major
I'm a junior in high school. I'll have to be applying to different colleges soon... I of course am not sure about what I want to be, but I have narrowed it down to this:

-Movie Producer
-Business (especially involved with engineering and technology)
-Senator/Politics (President haha )

2 QUESTIONS...

---First, I think an MBA from a top school like Harvard would be great for any of these, or am I wrong? (i.e what if I want to become a senator, is it common to have an MBA?)

---Second, I don't know what to do for undergraduate. Film major? Business? Engineering? Political Science? Economics? Which one would be the safest, that would encompass all of these, and that would leave my options open even after I graduate and then maybe get an MBA.

For example I think I could ignore Film throughout college and STILL go to Los Angeles and join a film academy afterwards if I decide to do so, so I'm probably eliminating film as a major. But what about the rest?

Thanks!
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Replies to: BBA -> MBA, or more substance -> MBA (i.e engineering)

  • sp1212sp1212 Registered User Posts: 795 Member
    Uhh.............
  • flyingllamaflyingllama Registered User Posts: 1,360 Senior Member
    with my uncertainty would engineering be a valid option
    i.e which major might best combine the things that i am interested in doing, if any
  • VectorWegaVectorWega Registered User Posts: 1,872 Senior Member
    Your indecisiveness makes it tough. Fortunately you have time before you start school to figure out what you want to do.

    If you want to do anything technology/engineering related, get an engineering degree. After a few years you can then get your MBA.

    For politics you will probably want to get a law degree. You can major in anything to get into law school, but it's better that you have a high GPA and high GPAs are hard to come by in engineering.
  • flyingllamaflyingllama Registered User Posts: 1,360 Senior Member
    great post, thanks vector
  • KulakaiKulakai Registered User Posts: 1,683 Senior Member
    Getting into politics is more about EC's, the networking & connections you build, and how active in your community you get while in school. Take some business, accounting, econ, poly sci, and speech classes, then run for student body president at the school in the state you want to consider a career in politics in. You do not have to go to a top law school however it can help. Often time by going to your state school you continue to build connections and network which helps you with running for office when the time comes. Locals like to support locals!

    I am currently in the above position and am trying to decide whether to finish undergrad and law school here while running for office in 2010 or transfer out of state to go to better schools instead and see where that takes me.
  • flyingllamaflyingllama Registered User Posts: 1,360 Senior Member
    kulakai good luck with that! i will look into politics, but i'm really not sure if i could take law school. do you think an mba could replace law for politics?
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