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    ? for those with business degrees

    First of all, what kind of jobs outside of the business world are some of you working in? Basically, I'm still undecided as to what career I want, I just know that I want to finish my degree, but not in the criminal justice field where I've started. I'm also of the thinking that a business degree would be the best type of degree that would allow me to stay open as far as a career goes. Thoughts? Opinions?



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    Re: ? for those with business degrees

    It's definitely a great degree as far as the ability to stay open and have a lot of options. Sometimes it's tough to find a job if you aren't specialized into a particular area though (finance, accounting, etc.). I'm in the business field, so I can't help you with your first question.



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    Re: ? for those with business degrees

    Quote Originally Posted by ianoconnor View Post
    It's definitely a great degree as far as the ability to stay open and have a lot of options. Sometimes it's tough to find a job if you aren't specialized into a particular area though (finance, accounting, etc.). I'm in the business field, so I can't help you with your first question.
    That's interesting. Never really thought aout getting a specific business degree.



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    Re: ? for those with business degrees

    General college degrees aren't too helpful, IMO. Even "Biology" or "Chemistry" is unlikely to land you a job right out of college unless you're ready to either continue your education, or specialize/pair it with something else. Thus, a "Business" degree wouldn't necessarily give you the skills needed to land a decent job in the "Business World". Not a business major, myself, but did have friends who did a business degree, and all focused on something specific (I think all my friends did Accounting).

    Not even sure you can get just a business degree without specifying what field, can you?



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    Re: ? for those with business degrees

    I have a degree in marketing and I'm currently a Regional Sales Manager for a consumer packaged goods company.



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    Re: ? for those with business degrees

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    First of all, what kind of jobs outside of the business world are some of you working in? Basically, I'm still undecided as to what career I want, I just know that I want to finish my degree, but not in the criminal justice field where I've started. I'm also of the thinking that a business degree would be the best type of degree that would allow me to stay open as far as a career goes. Thoughts? Opinions?
    Accounting. The backbone of any business.



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    Re: ? for those with business degrees

    Quote Originally Posted by edr247 View Post
    General college degrees aren't too helpful, IMO. Even "Biology" or "Chemistry" is unlikely to land you a job right out of college unless you're ready to either continue your education, or specialize/pair it with something else. Thus, a "Business" degree wouldn't necessarily give you the skills needed to land a decent job in the "Business World". Not a business major, myself, but did have friends who did a business degree, and all focused on something specific (I think all my friends did Accounting).

    Not even sure you can get just a business degree without specifying what field, can you?
    Quote Originally Posted by RedlineSi View Post
    I have a degree in marketing and I'm currently a Regional Sales Manager for a consumer packaged goods company.
    That's good to know. I obviously don't want to spend tax payers money on a degree that I can't make money with.



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    Re: ? for those with business degrees

    Accounting. And if you get your CPA you can pretty much get any job in the Business world.



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    Re: ? for those with business degrees

    Quote Originally Posted by ribsnwhiskey View Post
    Accounting. The backbone of any business.
    Fair enough, but what is the math like? Saying I hate math is a huuuuge understatement.



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    Re: ? for those with business degrees

    I have a business degree (MIS) from ISU and I am now a federal agent...............



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    Re: ? for those with business degrees

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    I have a business degree (MIS) from ISU and I am now a federal agent...............
    This is the other thing that I looked at. Most, if not all, federal agencies prefer a business degree amoung a few others. Like I said, I want options.



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    Re: ? for those with business degrees

    I'm a freshman at Iowa State and was thinking about asking this same question. I'm currently open option and undecided but definitely considering business. I like organizing things and managing things so I was considering business management with something specific (like accounting or financing) as a minor, but from the looks of it maybe I should do it the opposite way? With accounting or financing as a major and management as the minor, perhaps?



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    Re: ? for those with business degrees

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    Fair enough, but what is the math like? Saying I hate math is a huuuuge understatement.
    addition and subtraction, no complicated algebra, calculus, etc.



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    Re: ? for those with business degrees

    I started ISU as a computer engineer and ended up switching to business(logistics). I have worked in logistics (mainly transportation) since graduating but have leveraged my computer engineer background into analysis positions in transportation industry as well.



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    Re: ? for those with business degrees

    I have a business degree and I majored in Operations & Supply Chain Management. My degree and Logistics & SCM I believe are now rolled into one major.

    Supply Chain degrees are still in pretty solid demand as far as I can tell. There is a wide variety of things you can do and depending on the job you get it doesn't have to be a typical desk job.

    ISU is also pretty well regarded for this type of degree.



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