right arrow
Informational Message Stay on top of the information you need to navigate the admissions process amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We've got articles, videos and forum discussions that provide answers to all of your test prep, admissions and college search questions.   Visit our COVID-19 resource page.

Introducing Kai!
Your College Confidential guide bot.

Kai can provide tips and support as you research and apply to colleges, and explore majors and careers.

Chat with Kai
here, 24/7!

or Skip Forever

In an exclusive AMA for College Confidential, Gaelle Pierre-Louis, a former college admissions officer, reveals surprising insights on the elite college application process. ASK HER ANYTHING!
PARENTS4PARENTS: With the deadlines for ED/EA coming up shortly, thumper1 and happymomof1 will be answering questions and sharing their tips on how to build your college list. ASK THEM ANYTHING!
Make sure to check out our October Checklist for HS Seniors. Consult these quick resources to get you started on the process this month.
Finding the right college for your unique situation can be challenging. Hear from other students who shared their admissions story. Download our FREE Student Voices - vol. 1, Student Voices - vol. 2, and Student Voices - vol. 3 eBooks NOW!

Business major but does not like math

jxvnlcjxvnlc 0 replies1 threads New Member
I am starting community college in the Spring, and I am majoring in business, more on the Marketing side. I don't really like math so I'm wondering if I should change my major to something that involves less math or if the math in Marketing is not extensive.
2 replies
· Reply · Share

Replies to: Business major but does not like math

  • riverbirchriverbirch 610 replies27 threads Member
    A business marketing major is usually not too heavy on the math. Look up the requirements for the school you plan to transfer and then you can determine if the math is too much for you or not.
    · Reply · Share
  • BlueEyedGuy2015BlueEyedGuy2015 42 replies4 threads Junior Member
    I am a business major who is finishing up a bachelor's degree program. I actually hate math. I would say the program is heavier on math than most liberal arts (except for economics) and lighter on math than any science subject. What matters too is what your concentration is. I would rank the business concentrations from most to least math heavy like so:

    Statistics, Accounting, Finance, Business Economics, Economics, Operations Management/SCM,
    Business Administration, Marketing, MIS, International Business, and finally, HRM.

    I chose business administration as a major but my list of available concentrations was limited. I will get through my BSBA program without having to take any calculus classes; I have taken both college algebra and finite math. College algebra was the tougher of the two. While the math in business majors isn't insurmountable it is lots of multiplication with algebra and formulas to recognize, especially for accounting and econ. I agree that marketing is a concentration that has less math. Don't shy away from a business program just for that reason though. I have never seen calculus in my life. The highest math level I ever reached is the college algebra class that I passed.

    Your biggest rival in a business program is accounting. It is RIDICULOUS. When professors say "financial accounting will be unlike any other class you've taken" they are telling the truth. The first two accounting classes are more likely to hinder your progress in the program than the statistics class(es). Business is a great major! Do what you wish though because if you don't you'll be miserable in college. If you find the math too much you could choose something else like a foreign language (not Chinese, Japanese, or Latin), political science, sociology or music. Any of the culture studies majors like European studies or classical studies are fine IF you are getting the degree for personal reasons instead of for employment reasons.

    Don't major in psychology, women's studies, or history though. There's no point as they are all useless. Anyways good luck with your future college career! I hope you enjoy what will be a great chapter in your life.
    · Reply · Share
This discussion has been closed.

Recent Activity