Which type of Business major should I study?

<p>I'm in 10th grade with lots of doubts but I've come with my "study plan".</p>

<p>My big goal is to be owner/manage my own hotel. Of course that takes time and experience, so no problem if I start at a normal hotel.
But I've been getting a lot of comments about studying first a more general Business mayor and then have a master degree in hospitality, which I think would be more than perfect, because it will cover and approach me more to my goal.</p>

<p>But I'm kind of new at this, and discovered several Business undergrad mayors. </p>

<p>But which is more appropriate to me. I was looking into maybe general business or international business. </p>

<p>Or is there any option I can take, because I constantly receiving comments like Business Management is so easy, and Hospitality is easier, and that I have potential for more. But I don't think my goal is a short one and it's what I really would like to do.</p>


<p>A business management extension of hospitlity and tourism on the ba level would be a hundred times more fun. People rag on rec and leisure studies majors but they make decent money shortly after graduating. </p>

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<p>But shouldn't be a smarter idea of first study the "general" (but which kind?) and then specify?</p>

<p>But maybe my main question is which one to study:
International Business

<p>You're in 10th grade and you're wondering whether to get a masters? How about worrying about 10th grade, then 11th, and then when you start applying to colleges worry about an undergrad major, then 12th grade. FOllow all of this by getting through 4 years of college, securing some internships, and when your senior year in COLLEGE rolls around in SIX years, worry about a masters. </p>

<p>Go and do the things normal KIDS are doing which doesnt include posting on a message board about masters degrees.</p>

<p>Well... Sorry for thinking about ... my future... And maybe a didn't explained well. I'm not worry about my masters. I'm worried about which carrier to choose in the Business department.</p>

<p>OP, are you saying that the Business programs you're looking into actually specify that the degree offered is titled "General Business"? I don't see too many programs out there like that. The most generic BS that covers Business as a general subject is Business Administration, but those often come with concentrations in other business disciplines as well.</p>

<p>For your stated interest, I think iride may be on to something. My brother's girlfriend ended up being a Hospitality and Tourism Management major. I was suprised she was able to find a full time job right after graduation (she actually had it set up for a little before she graduated) as some event planner in a Jewish rec center. I hear she's moving on up there too. However, I don't know any others who have that major now, so she may be an isolated incident and many others may be settling for hotel lobby reception or the like. I think a possible way to curve that outcome is to gain as much management exp as possible through internships or part-time work while in college. This will set you up to stay in that area upon graduation.</p>

<p>If you decide you're not into the Hospitality and Tourism thing, then you may be able to focus on a Management major if your school offers it. This will still keep you on the track of management.</p>

<p>I would focus on that for now, and when the time comes then look into a Masters program like an MBA. Owning your own hotel will take many years and a lot of hard work. Most small businesses suffer loss years before they start to see even the most miniscule of profit years. You will need to sacfice greatly to achieve that goal, but anything is possible.</p>

<p>But really, focus on the undergrad now and at that point move on to one step at a time.</p>

<p>Hope this gives you some more ideas.</p>

<p>Well that's one of the reason I don't want to study Hospitality as a mayor, but I was asking if Business Administration would be a better career than International Business</p>

<p>Oh, I see. I would go for Business Administration instead of International Business because IB is a little more specific and while it is still technically a business degree, I think it will bring a certain stigma that you'll need to search for multinational corp work or something internationally. Maybe an international dept in a business. Because BA will be more general, I think it will make you more versatile and leave you open to some other options.</p>

<p>It would be best for the business program you go to be AACSB accredited.</p>

<p>If you want to own a hotel, my advice to you is to work as hard as you can now, go to either Cornell or UNLV for hotel management and get as much practical experience as you can during that time. You can worry about the masters degree later.</p>

<p>I heard accounting is a pretty good major for business.. But would be for me?</p>

<p>I first want to go to study a business major thats not hospitality, so if anything goes wrong I still have a diploma and a wider option of jobs.
And yes.. I will worry about my masters later..</p>

<p>oavcech, it only took me 25 years after college to find a job I truly enjoyed. I was an accounting major. If you have a "big goal" go after it with everything you have. You are way too young to be thinking in terms of something going wrong.</p>

<p>Thanks. I just want to be sure I choose the right career, not the right job (I know which job) but I want to know which career is best for me.</p>

<p>You might want to check out Cornell's hotel management school.</p>

<p>I have but I want to study there for my masters... I just want to know which career in the business department would be better for me.</p>

<p>oavcech, I am not sure I can answer your question, but in general I would say accounting because you get to see the financial operations of the company. One other thing to keep in mind though about the masters at Cornell is that they will expect you to have hotel experience business before you enter. They want to see your commitment to the business before accepting you, so the chances of going right from your BS to the masters program at Cornell are slim.</p>

<p>So everyone or almost everyone that are currently studying masters studied Hospitality Management?
But again, I will not worry about my masters.
So accounting would be a good career?
I'm new at this, so what is exactly accounting? What will I be studying if I choose it?
What are some jobs that people normally take after studying accounting?</p>

<p>A one and a two and a three...oh bad accounting joke. </p>

<p>Now to your question. Take a look at this link to see who is admitted.
What</a> We Look For - Cornell School of Hotel Administration</p>

<p>Accounting is the language of business. The most basic definition of accounting I can give is: the recording, classifying, and summarizing of the financial transactions of an enterprise. It covers a fair amount of ground and I would suggest you google accounting and accouting jobs to get some info. There's just too much to go into here. </p>

<p>One of the reasons accounting is a good profession is because everyone is concerened with money and finance and accounting is how one keep score. In your case, you want to own a hotel. You don't want to do it out of the goodness of you heart. You want to do it to make money. Accounting will tell you how much (or how little) you are making.</p>

<p>Looks like a nice major.
Only 2 q's</p>

<p>1) How do I know that is for me? I mean, what are some qualities that good student that study accounting have?</p>

<p>2) What does Business Management has that this accounting doesn't?</p>

<p>Thanks for everyone's help.</p>

<p>Speaking as a School Counselor, you may want to do Hotel Management, Hospitality, or Business with a Marketing concentration as an undergrad. You may want to take a consumer behavior class no matter which route you choose. More important than your major will be internships and/or entry level positions you hold at local, large brand hotels. Your undergraduate business majors are pretty similar except Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, and Statistical related majors. Accounting leaves you many options: a CPA, auditor, or working in other business areas. Your decision between Business Administration and Hotel Management MAY depend on the quality of the majors once you are accepted to college.</p>

<p>For college entrance, 3-4 lab sciences, level 4 of a foreign language, and precalculus and/or calculus (if possible) specifically indicate a rigorous high school curriculum at the CP, Honors, or AP level in addition to other Honors, AP, and IB classes.</p>

<p>You could also get a part-time job at a local big name hotel to explore hospitality and help narrow down possible majors.</p>