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    Management Degree from Iowa State

    I have just a few questions for the fanatics out there that currently are and/or former students with a degree in management. Is a degree is this field going to be worth it down the road? How do you like it? Any information is greatly apprieciated.


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    Re: Management Degree from Iowa State

    Much better as a minor. Get Logistics, finance or acctg as major and mgmt as minor or heavy concentration.



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    Re: Management Degree from Iowa State

    Management is one of the worst majors you can have...But one of the Best Minors/Second Majors.

    You don't get a manager job out of college. You work up to that. So it is better to have a more specialized skill to get you started.


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    Re: Management Degree from Iowa State

    I am an accounting graduate, in the latest College of Business mangazine there was an article about how there are management professors that feel that management should be a minor only. I thought that was a pretty impressive point of view. I'll try an find the article and post it.

    I'd recommend management as a minor where it would be really valuable.



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    Re: Management Degree from Iowa State

    I have a management degree and I can attest to it being worthless straight out of college.


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    Re: Management Degree from Iowa State

    You should read the new edition of Prospectus that the COB puts out called Tough Enough..I love the quote by Jim McElroy (Mgmt. professor).."I tell my kids that management is the worst undergraduate major you can have, but it’s the best second major or minor. There’s no job called ‘management.’ It’s management of something."



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    Re: Management Degree from Iowa State

    I thought you were going to be a doctor?



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    Re: Management Degree from Iowa State

    I got a MIS degree and a Minor in MGMT, job right after college



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    Re: Management Degree from Iowa State

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    I am an accounting graduate, in the latest College of Business mangazine there was an article about how there are management professors that feel that management should be a minor only. I thought that was a pretty impressive point of view. I'll try an find the article and post it.

    I'd recommend management as a minor where it would be really valuable.
    I like math, accounting came to mind before I thought of management. Did you like the process of getting your accounting agree? If you had to have a do over would you pick it again? Thanks!


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    Re: Management Degree from Iowa State

    Engineering... then right out of college they will put you directly into management. I am less than 8 months graduated and I manage engineering teams and have six people who directly report to me.



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    Re: Management Degree from Iowa State

    Quote Originally Posted by jr4cy View Post
    You should read the new edition of Prospectus that the COB puts out called Tough Enough..I love the quote by Jim McElroy (Mgmt. professor).."I tell my kids that management is the worst undergraduate major you can have, but it’s the best second major or minor. There’s no job called ‘management.’ It’s management of something."

    That's the article I was talking about. I had Jim McElroy for my intro to mgmt class and he was a really good professor.



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    Re: Management Degree from Iowa State

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    That's the article I was talking about. I had Jim McElroy for my intro to mgmt class and he was a really good professor.
    This... he was very tough, and sort of a hard ***... but good teacher none the less.



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    Re: Management Degree from Iowa State

    I am a current mgmt major and have mixed feelings on this. I have done a good job networking and for the field I want to get into and everyone I have talked to (including several senior level managers and VP's) surprisingly don't have a problem with just a mgmt degree. That being said you would need to make it more of an emphasis on developing yourself in other area's to be able to sell yourself more. Which is exactly what they told me, if you know what your talking about it's just as good as any other degree.

    That being said if I had to do it again I would go with a marketing major and a mgmt minor.



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    Re: Management Degree from Iowa State

    Quote Originally Posted by Tredici View Post
    Engineering... then right out of college they will put you directly into management. I am less than 8 months graduated and I manage engineering teams and have six people who directly report to me.
    This is the truth.



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    Re: Management Degree from Iowa State

    Quote Originally Posted by Tredici View Post
    Engineering... then right out of college they will put you directly into management. I am less than 8 months graduated and I manage engineering teams and have six people who directly report to me.
    You're 8 months out of your undergrad and have 6 reports? There is no way those relationships are comfortable



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