If I want to pursue a career in Business after college

<p>what should I major in during college? </p>

<p>I'm still in high school but when I do go to a four year college, should I take advantage of colleges that have undergraduate programs in business or should I take other majors that interest me (like International Relations)?</p>

<p>really depends what school you go to. you can major in english at princeton but end up in banking.</p>

<p>You want to pursue a career in Business after college?</p>


<p>Major in engineering. All other subjects are inferior.</p>

<p>You'll probably want to do an undergraduate business program unless you go to an ivy or top 20 university, in which case, keep in mind that you'll still have to compete with economics and math majors. It really depends what kind of "business" you are talking about because certain fields will be much more competitive than others and you always want to give yourself every possible edge.</p>

<p>Let's start here: </p>

<p>Do you like math?<br>
Are you good at math?</p>

<p>I doubt most business programs require anything beyond introductory calculus. Several semesters of statistics is no doubt required, but from my experience, being good at statistics and being good at math are two entirely different beasts.</p>

<p>I was going to suggest if you are good at math and like math then do an engineering degree. Lots of math in that. Or a math degree.</p>

<p>Do not just count on some random business to pay you $50k/year to push papers around and yell at people on the phone. </p>

<p>You will need to bring some concrete skills to the table. The best business majors are probably Industrial Engineering or Accounting. </p>

<p>Keep in mind just how competitive the job market is. Do not pick a degree based on how easy it is. You need to stand out to employers. Even if you do have a good degree you are not necessarily going to get a job easily. For example, my father graduated with an accounting degree and a 3.5+ GPA (I don't remember exactly), and had to work construction for 11 months as a general laborer before he was hired on as an auditor.</p>

<p>Do a science major with a minor in business...gives you that problem solving experience with the knowledge of business, including marketing, accounting and finance.</p>

<p>take a job in Business Develpment</p>

<p>then, if you want, go to graduatre school of business for an MBA...</p>

<p>This depends on how good you at excelling in classes that you may have no real interest for, which is probably dependent on how good you are at actively becoming interested in a class that you normally wouldn't be. If you're going to take 20 core business courses and hate it, then you're probably going to come out of college with a 3.0 GPA and be much worse off than if you had majored in International Relations and come out with a 3.8 GPA because you enjoyed the Poli Sci classes more. Of course, if you simply love learning all subjects and can excel at anything then I would pick whatever is most marketable (Engineering, Accounting, Mathematics), and run with that.</p>

<p>You can also satisfy both your career needs and personal desires by adding a minor/ double major into the mix. For example, a double major in International Relations and Mathematics would be seriously formidable (and would probably bring your GPA down quite a bit if you survive). Other combinations include a Major in Mathematics with a minor in Political Science, or a major in International Relations with a minor in Mathematics/ Accounting/ whatever else your school offers. I personally think a good rule of thumb when it comes to majors and minors is to try and go for a combination of qualitative and quantitative skills.</p>

<p>For now, considering you haven't actually experienced your first college course of any subject and are likely to change, I would recommend taking as many GE's and overlapping major courses as possible. This way you can keep your doors as open as possible for when you feel you've determined what is the best field of study for you.</p>