Business Administration Degree Jobs, Accounting: The Best Business Degree To Get ?
Q: Accounting isn't a perfect field to work in. Ron Todd is correct when
he says that accounting hasn't been a hot field for quite a few years.
But I still believe that if someone goes to college, and wants to
major in business, then accounting is still by far the best of the
business programs to major in.
If you had a child that wanted to major in business, but was unsure of
what specific business degree to get, what would you tell them if they
asked for your advice ?
Two of the most worthless business degrees as far as I'm concerned are
management and marketing. Of all the business degrees, I've known more
management and marketing majors who are unable to find work than in
any other business program.
A marketing degree ? What the hell will that get you ?
A:You know when I first got into this field I believed as you do and did until my daughter married a "Marketing" type. Now I don't know the in's and out's, but what I do know is how much he started out with and how much he is making now. He started out at right around $28,000 a year, full benefits, and a nice car. Now ten years later a different company and he is approaching $100,000. Monday through Friday, no overtime and all the bennies. So I am not so sure that it is such a dumb degree. I agree with M... Marketing would be the best choice, although it depends very much on the student's inclinations. Law would be a lot smarter than any of the "business school" choices. We're living in an age where lawyers and their cops are running the whole show. The software domain *should* be a very worthwhile and empowering career, except for the fact it has entered a long night of government protection and management, thru its proxies Microsoft, IBM, and the telecoms providers. The only way to make a decent living in software is to become a part of the beast. Not fun, and not a good career choice. Of course there are niches in the software domain but I'm not recommending it to my son (15); the political and regulatory component of software is just overwhelming now. For these reasons http://www.gldialtone.com/theInfoGap.htm I have never seen much in the undergraduate management degree. I think it is mostly for folks who already have a job and a two year degree and need the tools to progress. Marketing is where the big bucks are in business. If you can get into it, it is the path to gold. Why? Because it is a line service. It is what generates the income. No marketing, sales suck, good chance of not making a profit, real good chance of loosing the company. Marketing is and always has been gold. Problem it, it is very hard to get in to it. They really go for the young, bright, creative types. General consensus is you can't be bright and creative unless you are young.
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