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    I'm torn guys. My school needs me to be more specific and make a decision by thursday. I want to go into business when I'm older, but preferably with knowledge of an emerging economy's language. Here are the courses:

    Group 1

    1) Birmingham – American/Canadian Studies, History AAB
    2) Birmingham – Economic/Social History ABB
    3) Birmingham – History and Russian Studies ABB
    4) Edinburgh – Economic/Social History AAA-BBB
    5) Hull – History 300-340
    6) Nottingham – History/Contempary Chinese Studies ABB
    7) Nottingham- History/Russian & East European Civilisations ABB
    8) Sheffield - Chinese Studies and History ABB
    9) Sheffield – Japanese Studies and History ABB

    Group 2

    1) Birmingham - Business Management (Year in Industry)AAB
    2) Birmingham - Business Management AAB
    3)Birmingham- International Business with Chinese (year abroad) AAB
    4) Birmingham- International Business with Russian (year abroad) AAB
    5) Edinburgh - Economic History and Business Studies AAA-BBB
    6) Hull - Business Economics(International) 300
    7) Nottingham - Business and Economy of Contemporary China AAB-ABB
    8) Sheffield - Business Management and Economics AAB
    9) Sheffield - Chinese Studies and Business Management

    Which group of courses would be best suited for a future businessman?
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    all good russell group and red bricks so don't worry about which ever is more prestigious for this course

    chinese studies and business at sheffield (i've applied for law there so bit biased ha)

    or whatever you choose make sure you have chinese somewhere in there for obvious business and economical sense for a wannabe-businessman/political economist
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    your school are a bit silly for making you decide now, months before results day... It's great though that you've started looking at degree courses don't get me wrong, but whatever you 'pick' now will only change in the summer several times. Also, you don't send off your application till September the very earliest, if you're not applying to oxbridge you have till January the 15th. I would perhaps visit a few of these universities on open days, find out what modules there are on each course and decide if you like them. Good luck anyway though.
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    (Original post by camblacks)
    I'm torn guys. My school needs me to be more specific and make a decision by thursday. I want to go into business when I'm older, but preferably with knowledge of an emerging economy's language. Here are the courses:

    Group 1

    1) Birmingham – American/Canadian Studies, History AAB
    2) Birmingham – Economic/Social History ABB
    3) Birmingham – History and Russian Studies ABB
    4) Edinburgh – Economic/Social History AAA-BBB
    5) Hull – History 300-340
    6) Nottingham – History/Contempary Chinese Studies ABB
    7) Nottingham- History/Russian & East European Civilisations ABB
    8) Sheffield - Chinese Studies and History ABB
    9) Sheffield – Japanese Studies and History ABB

    Group 2

    1) Birmingham - Business Management (Year in Industry)AAB
    2) Birmingham - Business Management AAB
    3)Birmingham- International Business with Chinese (year abroad) AAB
    4) Birmingham- International Business with Russian (year abroad) AAB
    5) Edinburgh - Economic History and Business Studies AAA-BBB
    6) Hull - Business Economics(International) 300
    7) Nottingham - Business and Economy of Contemporary China AAB-ABB
    8) Sheffield - Business Management and Economics AAB
    9) Sheffield - Chinese Studies and Business Management

    Which group of courses would be best suited for a future businessman?
    American/Canadian Studies sound great for picking up an emerging-economy's language I think!
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    (Original post by logiadoevus)
    American/Canadian Studies sound great for picking up an emerging-economy's language I think!
    america and canada are not emerging economies, and knowing a lot about canadian or american history would not help you compete against domestic canadian or american or global rivals in a business sense...:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by tdkr)
    america and canada are not emerging economies, and knowing a lot about canadian or american history would not help you compete against domestic canadian or american or global rivals in a business sense...:rolleyes:
    Yeah bro that's just in there because I like North American History. I'm well aware that the US and Canada are not emerging economies....
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    (Original post by logiadoevus)
    American/Canadian Studies sound great for picking up an emerging-economy's language I think!
    Again, as I already said, it's just in because I'm interested in North American history, I'd just take a couple of modules in language. I'm well aware they aren't emerging economies, no need to try and take the p*ss
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    Go with either of them - history doesn't shut off any doors, and many go into business, if that helps.
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    (Original post by camblacks)
    Again, as I already said, it's just in because I'm interested in North American history, I'd just take a couple of modules in language. I'm well aware they aren't emerging economies, no need to try and take the p*ss
    i had no intention of trying to take the piss out of you, just that the OP stated that he wanted to become a "future businessman" in which case i thought it was HIGHLY strategically-advisable to study something to do with chinese studies regardless of whether you or i enjoyes/likes
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    (Original post by tdkr)
    i had no intention of trying to take the piss out of you, just that the OP stated that he wanted to become a "future businessman" in which case i thought it was HIGHLY strategically-advisable to study something to do with chinese studies regardless of whether you or i enjoyes/likes
    Wasn't saying that to you Was saying it to the guy who was being sarcastic
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    (Original post by camblacks)
    Wasn't saying that to you Was saying it to the guy who was being sarcastic
    wtf!? now i'm confused..
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    (Original post by tdkr)
    wtf!? now i'm confused..
    I was talking about logiadoevus' post when I said no need to take the piss
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    (Original post by camblacks)
    I was talking about logiadoevus' post when I said no need to take the piss
    sorry i was confused about who was who LOL

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