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Schools for student who eventually wants to do business?

nystudent23nystudent23 Registered User Posts: 487 Member
edited September 2005 in College Search & Selection
Hey im looking to do business. I already got some schools in mind with undergraduate programs such as wharton, stern, ross, cornell. Can anyone suggest some other undergraduate programs. Also, should i bother looking at schools without any undergraduate programs, and if so which ones.
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Replies to: Schools for student who eventually wants to do business?

  • collegehelpcollegehelp Registered User Posts: 6,590 Senior Member
    Cornell does have an undergrad general business program in the Ag School. It is well respected and is not just for agribusiness.
    Others include
    U Indiana
    U Michigan
    Berkeley
    UVA
    NYU
    U Illinois
    U Wisconsin
    Purdue
    UNC Chapel Hill
    U Washington
    USC
    Penn State
    Notre Dame

    You can major in econ just about anyplace and then apply for MBA. For econ there are many excellent universities and LACs. The right one depends on your stats and preferences
  • slipper1234slipper1234 Registered User Posts: 9,084 Senior Member
    If you want marketing then its probably best to get an undergrad business degree, for banking and consulting the top LACs and Ivy caliber schools do as well as the top business schools if not better than many of them.
  • DRabDRab Registered User Posts: 6,104 Senior Member
    By "eventually want to do business," do you mean as your Bachelor degree focus? Or in the field post-college?
  • nystudent23nystudent23 Registered User Posts: 487 Member
    as in I want to become a business major, whether that means doin somethin as in going for an undergraduate business degree, or by doin exonomics first and then goin to a school for mba.
  • DRabDRab Registered User Posts: 6,104 Senior Member
    Well, you should really decide if business is for you, or if you want to keep the option open, as in attend a school with a business program. Many businesses will teach you everything they want you to know after they hire you. The MBA can advance your career, and your employer might pay you to go to the program. Undergrad business degrees can get you certain jobs other degrees can't, but they may also close some doors. Decide if you like the undergrad business idea, if you think that you would like the jobs that the degree could get you, and and if you don't mind risking the jobs that you would more likely get with an econ degree (and not a business degree).
  • fantosmefantosme Registered User Posts: 307 Member
    If you want econ, the U of Chicago has the best econ program in the country.
  • kk19131kk19131 Registered User Posts: 2,233 Senior Member
    Hmm. I don't know about that....
  • DRabDRab Registered User Posts: 6,104 Senior Member
    Arguably, but it's not worth the effort. It's far easier to agree on a list of 10 or so "best" for specific types of econ and then move on with our lives.
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