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    I am thinking of transferring to a business management degree? Should I transfer to this degree, its the only course that I can transfer to really, so I have no option, I dont mind the degree, but, is it worth doing? Would you class it as a 'mickey mouse' subject?Is it too much of a broad subject? Can I actually land a good job with this degree on my CV (after ive got work experience etc)? My brothers opinion on the subject is that its to broad/general, and that I would be better off doing an apprenticeship, but, thats not really something that I can see myself going into, but, is it a degree employers do not take seriously, I am currently studying Management Accounting and really dislike accounting. I need outside opinions on this, please!
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    (Original post by moneyz)
    I am thinking of transferring to a business management degree? Should I transfer to this degree, its the only course that I can transfer to really, so I have no option, I dont mind the degree, but, is it worth doing? Would you class it as a 'mickey mouse' subject?Is it too much of a broad subject? Can I actually land a good job with this degree on my CV (after ive got work experience etc)? My brothers opinion on the subject is that its to broad/general, and that I would be better off doing an apprenticeship, but, thats not really something that I can see myself going into, but, is it a degree employers do not take seriously, I am currently studying Management Accounting and really dislike accounting. I need outside opinions on this, please!
    Edinburgh University which was rated as the 20th best Uni in the world runs courses in Business management so no it is not a micky mouse course, far from it. And it is applicable to any kind of business so it is more than worth having.
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    A degree is Business and Management is an amalgamation of random modules. Ask a student studying it exactly what they do and generally they can't pin point it, it's vague both in name and practice. You'll do a couple modules in this topic then that topic and nothing in real depth. A degree in Economics is a degree in understanding micro and macro principles, modules compliment each other, are all associated with each other, and deepen ones understanding. However a degree in Business is the basic accounting modules, marketing modules, human resources module and throw in a couple of other random modules too.

    In terms of getting a job a business degree won't hinder you, if you're a great person done interesting things and are hard work then you have a great chance of getting employment, and far better chance than say an economics student who's laid back and hasn't tried to impress employers.
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    Try combining it with a language? Employers love that.
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    A degree is Business and Management is an amalgamation of random modules. Ask a student studying it exactly what they do and generally they can't pin point it, it's vague both in name and practice. You'll do a couple modules in this topic then that topic and nothing in real depth. A degree in Economics is a degree in understanding micro and macro principles, modules compliment each other, are all associated with each other, and deepen ones understanding. However a degree in Business is the basic accounting modules, marketing modules, human resources module and throw in a couple of other random modules too.

    In terms of getting a job a business degree won't hinder you, if you're a great person done interesting things and are hard work then you have a great chance of getting employment, and far better chance than say an economics student who's laid back and hasn't tried to impress employers.
    Your talking ****, i am a business student and almost all my modules have to do with management. Business managment is as specialist as marketing etc.
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    (Original post by BlueEyedEurope)
    Your talking ****, i am a business student and almost all my modules have to do with management. Business managment is as specialist as marketing etc.
    The word 'Management' means what exactly? There's nothing specialist about business management. Look at nearly every single course in Business Management and it'll look something like this: Accounting I, Marketing I, Information systems I, Management Strategy, Operations Management. That doesn't look like specialising to me, sounds like just different aspects of a business not done in any real detail.
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    The word 'Management' means what exactly? There's nothing specialist about business management. Look at nearly every single course in Business Management and it'll look something like this: Accounting I, Marketing I, Information systems I, Management Strategy, Operations Management. That doesn't look like specialising to me, sounds like just different aspects of a business not done in any real detail.
    Well I study business managment and from what I have studied -

    Performance and Reward
    Employee resourcing
    Strategic management
    Employee development
    operations management
    strategic management
    business decision making
    personnel and interpersonal skills (for management)
    Information anagement.
    Employment law
    International HR management
    Project management

    All of the modules I have studied are directly related to managment. It does'nt sound very generalist to me.
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    (Original post by yoyo462001)
    The word 'Management' means what exactly? There's nothing specialist about business management. Look at nearly every single course in Business Management and it'll look something like this: Accounting I, Marketing I, Information systems I, Management Strategy, Operations Management. That doesn't look like specialising to me, sounds like just different aspects of a business not done in any real detail.

    You are covering EVERY area you'll need to know about if you get a job as a manager? Your looking at it the wrong way.

    Say someone doing an accountancy course, they'll know nothing about organisational behaviour, about the law side of it, about operations, about logistics, about IT etc etc, and same for any other degree.
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    READ MY REPLY AND THEN SUCK THIS *****.

    Anyone who doubts the prestige of this particular degree or is unsure about the outstanding career prospects it leads to should have a look at the 4 documents that I have attached onto this thread. They were taken out of a document called "What Do Graduates Do", which is the largest independent study of graduate destinations in the UK.

    Or if you can't read them because the print is too small or for whatever reason feel free to click on this link: http://www.prospects.ac.uk/assets/as.../wdgd_2010.pdf and download a PDF file which the data was taken out of. Access Page number 68 and you will be astonished by the positive results you will find regarding this particular degree.

    The results clearly speak for themselves, and illustrate the success Business Management degree holders have achieved. If you still doubt the degree then contact me on [email protected] and I will be happy to provide further evidence.

    P.S. Unfortunately I could not attach the "What Do Graduates Do" PDF file onto this thread due to it being 7MB.

    By the way I bet the people criticising this degree have finally shut up after viewing the EVIDENCE I have provided!.
    I think you need to read my post carefully. There is nothing prestigious about a Business Degree nor does your ~62.6% in UK employment refute that, remember that is UK employment which will include anything from Tesco counter to banker. Either way I stand by my post, Business is a degree of no real substance. A degree will not define your prospects, you will.
 
 
 
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