Undergrad Business study or Graduate MBA

<p>Hi im looking at college choices right now but my dad feels that instead of attending the liberal arts part of a college (such as penn, or a school like Dartmouth undergrad)and then getting an MBA, I should go to an undergraduate business school, get work experience and then a possible MBA. What are the advantages and disadvantages of either way and which would be better in terms of job prospects and recruiting? (Assuming the schools are top notch ...ivies, Stanford, MIT etc.</p>

<p>The MBA is more significant than the undergraduate business degree; however, if you're REALLY serious about business (e.g, it's been your lifelong dream to be an investment banker) you might as well go to undergraduate business school and get a head start.</p>

<p>If you want to study something (in my opinion, of course), that is intellectually enriching, go for the liberal arts degree, and you can always get the MBA later. </p>

<p>Contrary to popular belief, the job prospects for an undergraduate business major are not necessarily better than those of a liberal arts major. Most employers couldn't care less about what you majored in as long as you're well-rounded. Sure, more money's to be made in finance, but keep in mind that money doesn't define happiness; Google the CEOs of some top banks and such. You'll see that a good amount of these guys don't have undergraduate business degrees. Good luck in whatever you end up doing!</p>

<p>There's a gazillion business majors out there and they generally get terrible jobs out of school. With liberal arts majors you get similar job prospects but a much more interesting curriculum, IMO.</p>

<p>If you're worried about job prospects, do engineering or somesuch. Otherwise, worry more about your own performance than the major.</p>

<p>I was told that a lot of people who go into undergrad business don't feel the need to get an MBA as you've already learned the basic curriculum. If I were you, I would go into the liberal arts for undergrad and then get more specific in grad school. If you go straight into undergrad business, you might find that you don't like it all! People change their interests a lot in college and you don't want to be stuck majoring in something you don't like.</p>

but does the situation change if one gets into a place undergrad like Wharton as opposed to say Brown Liberal Arts and then MBA?</p>

<p>Id say MBA because it opens up your undergrad options. what if you find out business is not for you? it'd be better to spend four years really learning about yourself and then focus on the career.
^^ you have to do what you feel is best.</p>

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