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Path to a career in business...

FP9FP9 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
edited March 2009 in Business Major
Hey guys, I am a Junior in HS who knows a decent amount about colleges (as in whether or not I could get in somewhere), but I dont know much about college (what to major in, what path to take, etc.).

I know what I want the end result to be... it will be one of three paths:
1. Business Degree --> Law School --> Sports Agent
- Probably the least likely but it has always been my #1 passion
2. Business Degree --> MBA --> Working for Sports team somewhere
OR
3. Business Degree --> MBA --> Working/Creating a business that contributes to environmental science somehow (solar panels, solar efficiency, etc.)

What should my path be? What should my major be?
I really know nothing about what to do once you get into college and would like to get the scoop. Let me know if my paths are dumb... but those 3 careers are what I ultimately would want to end up doing.

Thanks!
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Replies to: Path to a career in business...

  • IndianaGrad65IndianaGrad65 Registered User Posts: 1,172
    Consulting/statistics would be useful. Sports management (although not in the business school at my college) would also be helpful.
  • FP9FP9 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    I was told to stay away from sports management because it is a limiting major.
  • VectorWegaVectorWega Registered User Posts: 1,872 Senior Member
    For #3, you would be better off getting an engineering degree, working for a few years, and then getting your MBA. If the school you attend has an undergraduate energy finance major/concentration (pretty rare) then that would probably also be an option.

    For #1, you could probably major in whatever you can get a high GPA in.

    For #2, this is a difficult field to get into and I don't know if there is any magic major that will help you. My guess is that it's largely based on networking. Marketing is probably the most logical major (aside from sports mgt), but I don't think any particular major would be a necessity.
  • diontechristmasdiontechristmas Registered User Posts: 2,891 Senior Member
    I was told to stay away from sports management because it is a limiting major.

    Not really. If you're at a school with good connections, you'll have plenty of options. We happen to have one of the best programs in PA, too.

    Also, forget about becoming a sports agent, because it's virtually impossible. There's a saying nowadays: It's harder to become the agent than the player.
  • FP9FP9 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    ^^ You go to Temple?
  • diontechristmasdiontechristmas Registered User Posts: 2,891 Senior Member
    Yes, I do.
  • vinnylivinnyli Registered User Posts: 408 Member
    Hey, I received your PM asking about the JD/MBA dual degree program.
    It's basically a 4-year (as opposed to 5-year) program that allows you to get both a JD and an MBA. The coursework, I've heard, is rigorous, to say the least. Most law/business schools do offer such programs, I believe.
    Now, I can see that you want to be a sports agent. If you want to be, then the combined program is not for you. I'm trying to become a corporate finance lawyer, and that is a very specific field that requires a program like MBA/JD.
    Here's my suggestions:
    For undergraduate studies, I would look into sports management, management (general), and actuary science. For more general majors, I suggest going into psychology or sociology. You can always do a double degree or a minor, so consider your major(s) carefully.
    For graduate studies, I would look into actuary science and sports management. Note that actuary science requires a lot more math knowledge, so if you like math, go for it. I would do away with law altogether; it doesn't make much sense for the field you are pursuing.
  • FP9FP9 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    I am interested in being an agent or a Corporate Lawyer (my neighbor is a Corporate Real Estate Lawyer and I interned with him and loved it)
  • MPM5236MPM5236 Registered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    FP: you're right....
    sports is very limiting, i would stay away from it too.
    maybe become a consultant, try to stay away from finance at least for the moment...
    accountants are ALWAYS needed...
  • IndianaGrad65IndianaGrad65 Registered User Posts: 1,172
    idk, my friend is graduating in 2 months with a MBA in accounting from a top 20 grad school and a 3.6 gpa and has gotten no job offers. He says accounting is hurting, just not s much as other fields.
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