Economics and Indicator?

<p>Ok so I have a question for all you folks here on the business forum,</p>

<p>For as long as I can remember I have been a prospective business major mostly because I think I was just sort of following along in my Dad's footsteps you could say. I have never taken many business type classes in high school or college and subsequently don't know a whole lot about what the career path/classes would be like. </p>

<p>I took Economics in my Freshmen and it ended up being my least favorite class as well as my worst grade academically. I was just wondering of you who are more experienced with business majors how indicative of liking business as a whole is economics? Furthermore, is economics a pretty important basis for more advanced classes.</p>

<p>Now when I say it was my least favorite class I mean I absolutely loathed it and don't want to go into the profession or major if all the other classes are similar. One of my main concerns about switching out of the business route is job availability following college. I should hope the job market improves in the next few years, but I'm not holding my breath. It just seems risky to change over to some type of liberal arts major like English if I have no good job prospects. Would it be worth it to suffer through business even if apathy about the subject leads to lower grades possibly?</p>

<p>Any advice is greatly welcomed, thanks!</p>

<p>If you can't do well in business classes, you have a bigger issue on your hands.</p>

<p>If you are a business major with under a 3.5 GPA, you might as well drop out and learn a trade.</p>

<p>Economics is a social science. It's related more to sociology and psychology than to business. If you didn't like economics I'd say there's actually a pretty good chance you will like business.</p>

<p>Also, it depends on the school you go to, but generally a business major is much less likely to get a good paying job after college than an engineering or computer science major. I highly recommend rethinking your choice of major if a good job after school is your main priority. The only business major I would even consider is MIS, but if you're going to do that then you might as well do a computer science major with a business minor. Computer science majors will qualify you for every job an MIS major can do and many jobs that an MIS major can't do.</p>

<p>CS is also literally 100 times more work.</p>

<p>Thanks for the advice inmotion, I don't have too much experience in CS up to this point so would you think I'm to late in the game to possibly jump in should I look into that route? (I'm a rising Soph). I've heard CS is quite rigorous at my school and it seems like going into without much background could be a bit risky.</p>

<p>Taking a few computer science courses is a win-win situation. If you have a natural affinity for it then you should make it your major. So what if it takes you an extra semester or two to graduate? You're making an extremely small short-term sacrifice for what would likely be huge long-term gains. </p>

<p>On the other hand, if you don't like it or find that the course load would simply be too much to handle then at least you've acquired some computer skills that will likely benefit you once you get into the workforce. Honestly, if you're not in touch technologically these days, you're going to have a very difficult time surviving in the long-run in today's economy. It's really crazy to think about, but if you live in our society, having computer skills has become as much of a necessity for survival as gathering food and finding suitable shelter.</p>

<p>There are computer skills and there are computer skills. Prowess in microsoft office and knowing what i++ is are two totally distinct skill sets, and the latter is extremely specialized and irrelevant to anyone not working in IT.</p>