iheartmondays
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 10 years ago
#1
Hi everyone, I'm currently looking at doing Business Management as a degree. I would like to go to Queen Mary University to study. Hopefully enter the world of finance, investment banking etc.

However, I'm a bit scared! Is it worth getting a degree in Business Management? Do graduates get a good job? **** degree or respectable degree....

Thanks x
1
reply
redkopite
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#2
Report 10 years ago
#2
seems good enough, especially as it doesn't have the word 'studies' in it - why not try economics?
0
reply
tarwe
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#3
Report 10 years ago
#3
if you want to get into finance/investment banking i'd recommend maths or engineering.
6
reply
the greatest
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#4
Report 10 years ago
#4
the degree isnt sufficient enough as well as the university for some areas in the financial sector such as Investment banking
A degree in say economics or finance would especially have been more beneficial in terms of your career looks! Personally the degree and uni are fine, and if you really want to cut in a top banking job, then a masters in a more financial related degree would be useful.

I would try and change the degree, as one of the ones I mentioned above or maths say would certainly be more of use as better respected and teaches you more about the are you are interested! but whatever floats your boat!

best of luck
1
reply
Tefhel
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#5
Report 10 years ago
#5
Just sounds like a bit of a nothingy doss degree IMO with no clear focus and for someone who wasn't particularly good at any particular subject at school. Sounds like something you should learn on the job personally. If you want to go into finance or business then a proper 'academic' subject would be far more valuable in my opinion.

Sorry for being harsh, but it's pretty true. When you're competing against people who've done PPE at Oxford, I don't think Business Management at QMUL will cut it, quite honestly. Do Economics or something.
17
reply
Stringer987
Badges: 12
Rep:
?
#6
Report 10 years ago
#6
(Original post by iheartmondays)
Hi everyone, I'm currently looking at doing Business Management as a degree. I would like to go to Queen Mary University to study. Hopefully enter the world of finance, investment banking etc.

However, I'm a bit scared! Is it worth getting a degree in Business Management? Do graduates get a good job? Sh*t degree or respectable degree....

Thanks x
Im thinking of doing the same, dont listen to the idiots above its whatever you want to do, if you feel more comfortable doing that degree then do it, Not all of us can get A at Alevel and do top degrees like some people would like on TSR.
3
reply
manwithaplan
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#7
Report 10 years ago
#7
I'm sure if you have good work experience, get a good grade (2:1 or 1st) as well as other things then you'll go far.
My mate is adamant that he'll be earning more than me in 10 years, He's doing a Business Management degree at Southampton Solent and I'm doing Law and Sociology at a top uni. Then again he's an arrogant ****.
1
reply
Frankster1992
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#8
Report 10 years ago
#8
(Original post by iheartmondays)
Hi everyone, I'm currently looking at doing Business Management as a degree. I would like to go to Queen Mary University to study. Hopefully enter the world of finance, investment banking etc.

However, I'm a bit scared! Is it worth getting a degree in Business Management? Do graduates get a good job? Sh*t degree or respectable degree....

Thanks x
I'd think its pretty self-explanatory?
1) Its not listed as a "doss"/"poo" degree by UCL
2) "Business Management" < depends what you'd like to continue into, if you want to direct or become a manager/owner of a small/large company then i think a 2:1/1st in this degree would be very good

Goodluck!
0
reply
A.galloway
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#9
Report 10 years ago
#9
(Original post by manwithaplan)
I'm sure if you have good work experience, get a good grade (2:1 or 1st) as well as other things then you'll go far.
My mate is adamant that he'll be earning more than me in 10 years, He's doing a Business Management degree at Southampton Solent and I'm doing Law and Sociology at a top uni. Then again he's an arrogant ****.
The degree is kind of odd from a salary point of veiw, i have a brochure from a uni that states the average annual salary after 11 years, and law is above Business at £49,450 to £41,796. But business is above sociology at the aforementioned £41,796 to £31,047.
0
reply
Rolly
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#10
Report 10 years ago
#10
I do a business management degree at a good university, it is not a doss/poo/useless/waste of time of whatever you want to call it degree. In fact it is actually quite a good degree to do if you do it at the right university as it can be very well rounded and broad, giving you plenty of options afterwards. However, I will happily admit, that if finance and investment is what you want to do, then economics or maths may look more favourable. That doesn't mean you have to do that though, and in fact, there is no point doing them just because you think you should. It is better to do a degree that you feel happier and more comfortable about as you will do better in it. What's the point in struggling with a degree that you don't like, its better to have a 1st or 2:1 in something like business managment than a 2:2 or third in economics.

Also, it is not just the degree that matters!! On BBC news the other week I heard that there 70 graduates to every place, which is a lot. Whilst some degree's may seem better to do, doesn't mean you will get the job. With so many people with degree's out there you have to differentiate yourself, show initiative and enthusiam for your career. Placement's will be the key. Get a good relevant placement and you are on to a winner. Not only will this differentiate you from the rest of the pack, it will also give you knowledge and experience, and this is what companies like most. At the end of the day, whilst a degree is good, it's sad to say that they just don't carry the same clout as they used to, if anything, they are now seen as a minimum requirement for many jobs. Also, as well a internships/placements, look at investment qualifications etc. If you want to go into this area you will most likely need to have some qualifications, and whilst most companies will help you with them, it looks better to already have them, or some of them before you graduate.

Do what you think is right for you, not what you think you ought to do. Also, think outside your degree. I speak from experience, choosing the wrong degree at the wrong place, leaving before I finished my first year, and wasting that year. I then chose something I wanted to do, and am now much happier and doing much better.

Hope this helps,
Tom
5
reply
TylerDurden
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#11
Report 10 years ago
#11
(Original post by iheartmondays)
Hi everyone, I'm currently looking at doing Business Management as a degree. I would like to go to Queen Mary University to study. Hopefully enter the world of finance, investment banking etc.

However, I'm a bit scared! Is it worth getting a degree in Business Management? Do graduates get a good job? **** degree or respectable degree....

Thanks x
I suggest you look closely at what specific modules you will be study on your course.

For LSE its, economics (more focus on micro/business economics), statistics, strategy, behavioural science, accounting, finance and marketing.

Most management courses are the same. Also, just to point out, management allows you take elective from different disciplines. There is nothing to stop you doing 3 extra modules in finance or quantitative studies.
0
reply
Rolls eyes
Badges: 6
Rep:
?
#12
Report 10 years ago
#12
I'm doing Business Administration myself, and in these subjects you'll study with a lot of ambitious and talented people, and a lot of kids that are planning to work in their parents companies when they're done and don't give a **** what grades they're going to get.

It's a very useful degree, just make sure your grades are good, work on your network and remember that work experience is key.
0
reply
username510123
Badges: 0
#13
Report 10 years ago
#13
With business management/studies degrees you experience a range of modules ranging from economics, accounting, management, law and marketing which are all standalone degrees, so they aren't worthless and if you are particularly weak in one area, it may drag you down. However, if you are particularly strong in an area, you may be better suited studying it over 3 years on a full time course.
0
reply
super123
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#14
Report 9 years ago
#14
TO ALL, I WISH TO INFORM EVERYONE THAT BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FROM A REPUTABLE UNIVERSITY E.G. BIRMINGHAM UNI IS ONE OF THE MOST EMPLOYABLE DEGREES AVAIABLE. I CAN PROVE THIS BECAUSE I HAVE ACCURATE AND RELIABLE EVIDENCE, WHICH CLEARLY OUTLINES THE ENDLESS LIST OF JOBS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT GRADUATES HAVE GONE INTO. IF YOU WISH TO SEE THIS DATA, EITHER TO CONFIRM MY STATEMENT OR FOR YOUR INFORMATION. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME ON '[email protected]' AND I WILL SEND IT TO YOU INSTANTLY. THANKS
3
reply
super123
Badges: 3
Rep:
?
#15
Report 9 years ago
#15
(Original post by The_Timepasser)
My Economics teacher used to say its a degree for losers lol. She said u could learn it on ur own, through work expo actually...exaggeration but somewhat true if ur not a very ambitious person, or just naturally good at it tht u dont need a degree.

However if I miss my grades or something(very likely) I would gladly take it. I think if ur good, it will get u what u want and u should def take it if ur not sure abt which area u wanna specialise in.
YOU TALK ABSOLUTE NONSENSE. I CAN PROVE IT TO YOU THAT BUSINESS MANAGEMENT IS ONE OF THE MOST EMPLOYABLE AND RESPECTED UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES. I HAVE OFFICIAL DATA CONDUCTED BY THREE INDEPENDENT ORGANISATIONS, WHICH SHOWS THAT IN 2009, NEARLY 69% OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT GRADUATES SECURED A JOB WITHIN SIX MONTHS OF GRADUATION. THIS PERCENTAGE IS FAR HIGHER THAN THE ONES FOR OTHER DEGREES SUCH AS LAW, ENGINEERING ETC. I ALSO HAVE A LIST OF ENDLESS JOB POSITIONS, WHICH BUSINESS MANAGEMENT GRADUATES HAVE SECURED. I AM MORE THAN HAPPY, ACTUALLY I INSIST THAT YOU CONTACT ME ON '[email protected]' IN ORDER TO REQUEST THIS ACCURATE DATA. I WILL PROVIDE IT TO YOU INSTANTLY, AS I HAVE GOT NOTHING TO HIDE. AND MOST OF THE TOP UNIS ASK FOR AT LEAST AAB FOR BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SO PLEASE CONDUCT SOME RESEARCH BEFORE COMING TO A CONCLUSION.
4
reply
Nayberay
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#16
Report 9 years ago
#16
I don't think its a doss subject, but I think you have to be interested in it, I chose it due to the different modules available from psychology in business to law in a business context.

If I want to spin off to another direction career wise, I'd do a postgraduate qual.

But for finance/IB or anything of that nature i'd recommend doing a degree thats more mathsy something like Maths/A & F/ Economics
0
reply
J420
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#17
Report 9 years ago
#17
Hmm...How bout a Dual Honours Degree in business management + economics? From keele university to be specific ... would this be a better or worse choice in terms of employability
0
reply
Ree-Shay
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#18
Report 9 years ago
#18
Sorry to hijack the thread but what do you guys think of:
Finance, Accounting & Management?
0
reply
MissUNIverse
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#19
Report 9 years ago
#19
(Original post by Ree-Shay)
Sorry to hijack the thread but what do you guys think of:
Finance, Accounting & Management?
THe problem with accounting is that you don't actually need to study it in university to become an accountant so it's kind of a useless degree.

I would suggest you take either Finance or Management and skip Accounting alltogether.
0
reply
Part A
Badges: 18
Rep:
?
#20
Report 9 years ago
#20
(Original post by Tefhel)
Just sounds like a bit of a nothingy doss degree IMO with no clear focus and for someone who wasn't particularly good at any particular subject at school. Sounds like something you should learn on the job personally. If you want to go into finance or business then a proper 'academic' subject would be far more valuable in my opinion.

Sorry for being harsh, but it's pretty true. When you're competing against people who've done PPE at Oxford, I don't think Business Management at QMUL will cut it, quite honestly. Do Economics or something.
seconded
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Should there be a new university admissions system that ditches predicted grades?

No, I think predicted grades should still be used to make offers (657)
33.55%
Yes, I like the idea of applying to uni after I received my grades (PQA) (831)
42.44%
Yes, I like the idea of receiving offers only after I receive my grades (PQO) (381)
19.46%
I think there is a better option than the ones suggested (let us know in the thread!) (89)
4.55%

Watched Threads

View All