My son (high school senior) decided to major in business though his understanding of it is still unclear. He basically didn’t have strong preference and just chose one. Given that I work in software industry, I thought he would be a good fit for computer science. But he doesn’t like it (because he took one course and felt boring) and decided to major in business. I’m not forcing him and he has to do what he likes (not hates).
He will not get into any Ivy League schools. and most likely he will be at one of the state schools in Texas.
I know very little about business major. Somehow I have a feeling that business majors are like non-essentials (not to offend anyone). For example, in software, if you can write code, it’s kind of given that you will have good paying jobs (you don’t even have to look for it). I’m talking about average and not extreme situations where I know CEOs are mostly business majors. It also seems to me that you will need to be in top schools if you major in business.
But he has decided. So I will do what I can do to support him. I wonder if anyone can share some experience on how a parent can help his/her kid who majors in business in college? For example, what specialty has a good future prospect? What things he can do in college to up his chances? what kind of starting salary for business majors? How easy or hard is it to find a job?
Thank you very much.