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International Relations vs. International Business

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    Hey there!
    I'm an iGCSE student currently in year 11, and I've been thinking about my uni application (I know I have another two years before I need to apply, but best get it sorted quickly, right?)
    I've narrowed down my A-Level options to Economics, Global Politics and French, but I don't know what university course I should do.
    I'm not sure whether or not I want to do International Relations (Politics) or International Business. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each? Which universities are best for these (I'm a pretty good student, so Warwick, Bath, St Andrews etc. are within my reach, but maybe Oxbridge is out of my league.)
    I can get work experience in my local mayor's office, and in a multinational company (which I plan on taking full advantage of). Eventually I either want to be Secretary-General of the UN (unlikely because I'm British, but hey-ho) or CEO of a FTSE 100 company (unlikely because I'm a woman, but there's no harm in trying.)
    Anyone know how to help me?
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    (Original post by Skiing Turtles)
    Hey there!
    I'm an iGCSE student currently in year 11, and I've been thinking about my uni application (I know I have another two years before I need to apply, but best get it sorted quickly, right?)
    I've narrowed down my A-Level options to Economics, Global Politics and French, but I don't know what university course I should do.
    I'm not sure whether or not I want to do International Relations (Politics) or International Business. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each? Which universities are best for these (I'm a pretty good student, so Warwick, Bath, St Andrews etc. are within my reach, but maybe Oxbridge is out of my league.)
    I can get work experience in my local mayor's office, and in a multinational company (which I plan on taking full advantage of). Eventually I either want to be Secretary-General of the UN (unlikely because I'm British, but hey-ho) or CEO of a FTSE 100 company (unlikely because I'm a woman, but there's no harm in trying.)
    Anyone know how to help me?
    You will change a lot in 2 years, so whatever you decide now is unlikely to be your preference when you actually apply. This is espeically true because your aims are very vague.
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    (Original post by Skiing Turtles)
    Hey there!
    I'm an iGCSE student currently in year 11, and I've been thinking about my uni application (I know I have another two years before I need to apply, but best get it sorted quickly, right?)
    I've narrowed down my A-Level options to Economics, Global Politics and French, but I don't know what university course I should do.
    I'm not sure whether or not I want to do International Relations (Politics) or International Business. What are the advantages/disadvantages of each? Which universities are best for these (I'm a pretty good student, so Warwick, Bath, St Andrews etc. are within my reach, but maybe Oxbridge is out of my league.)
    I can get work experience in my local mayor's office, and in a multinational company (which I plan on taking full advantage of). Eventually I either want to be Secretary-General of the UN (unlikely because I'm British, but hey-ho) or CEO of a FTSE 100 company (unlikely because I'm a woman, but there's no harm in trying.)
    Anyone know how to help me?
    No. Keep your options open for now.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    You will change a lot in 2 years, so whatever you decide now is unlikely to be your preference when you actually apply. This is especially true because your aims are very vague.
    Fair point, but I am genuinely interested in the differences between the two courses. I'm pretty sure I will want to do something politics/business related; I was just curious as to the advantages/disadvantages of each course.
 
 
 
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