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    is business management a good course to do at uni (kings) interms of job prospects?
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    Opens up alot of doors because it is quite a rounded degree.
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    (Original post by caseyd)
    is business management a good course to do at uni (kings) interms of job prospects?
    Well business management has been called a mickey mouse degree before so i'd be careful. But kings apaparently is quite a good place to do it.
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    Who gives a **** if some academic nonces call it a 'Micky Mouse' degree? Employers like it.. you can get into the City with a Management degree with just as much work as someone with an Economics degree. Get a 1:1 or 2:1 from a decent Uni, and you're sorted if you got some Gift Of Gab about you. Infact, a few people at Loughborough, we were told, took their 2:1's in Management Sciences and went straight into a job where the starting salary was more than the lecturers salary now.. and that's Loughborough - not really on the same level as Kings yet.
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    (Original post by James_W)
    Who gives a **** if some academic nonces call it a 'Micky Mouse' degree?
    Personally I think that Business Managment is pretty much ok depending on where you do it.

    Having said that it seems that most of these "academic nonces" make most of the decisions that matter in this modern day world and one day most of us may be infront of one of them asking for a job.
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    Perhaps - but the fact that they come onto Internet forums and make snobbish comments tells me that they haven't got the right sort of personality to make it to the top.
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    (Original post by James_W)
    Perhaps - but the fact that they come onto Internet forums and make snobbish comments tells me that they haven't got the right sort of personality to make it to the top.
    wooo you have a talant, you've just managed to insult all of us and yourself at the same time... :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by James_W)
    Who gives a **** if some academic nonces call it a 'Micky Mouse' degree? Employers like it.. you can get into the City with a Management degree with just as much work as someone with an Economics degree. Get a 1:1 or 2:1 from a decent Uni, and you're sorted if you got some Gift Of Gab about you. Infact, a few people at Loughborough, we were told, took their 2:1's in Management Sciences and went straight into a job where the starting salary was more than the lecturers salary now.. and that's Loughborough - not really on the same level as Kings yet.
    WHAT THE HELL? STFU IDIOT.
    This guys/gal comes on here asking for an opinion, I provide one and also say that it 'has been called this', ie not neccessarily my opinion. You are welcome to disagree, but with a pathetic reply like that this board doesn't need your comments so just stfu and don't bother posting, unless you have something interesting and useful to say.

    The fact is employers do prefer "academic" subjects nowadays, because alot of things learnt in business management, can be learnt with training when you are in a firm. In fact some co's prefer it like this too.
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    (Original post by Me2)
    wooo you have a talant, you've just managed to insult all of us and yourself at the same time... :rolleyes:
    I think I'm talking out against a minority of people. Since when have I ever put what someone else does, down? Or yourself for that matter?
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    The fact is employers do prefer "academic" subjects nowadays, because alot of things learnt in business management, can be learnt with training when you are in a firm. In fact some co's prefer it like this too.
    I think that you are correct, there are too many people taking these degrees, most of which end in "studies" or "ology". This is not to say that every degree ending in those suffixes is not worth a great deal, just that quite a few of them are.

    This could actually work in favour of most people who do traditional subjects as if everyone starts coming out with "studies" or "ology" degrees then all of a sudden it makes academic degrees look all the more worthwhile.
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    WHAT THE HELL? STFU IDIOT.
    This guys/gal comes on here asking for an opinion, I provide one and also say that it 'has been called this', ie not neccessarily my opinion. You are welcome to disagree, but with a pathetic reply like that this board doesn't need your comments so just stfu and don't bother posting, unless you have something interesting and useful to say.

    The fact is employers do prefer "academic" subjects nowadays, because alot of things learnt in business management, can be learnt with training when you are in a firm. In fact some co's prefer it like this too.
    Oh dear, here comes the big bold letters. I wasn't even talking about you, but there ya go.

    Perhaps I do have something interesting and useful to say; because I express my opinions that go against the notion of what the rest fo the board thinks. I'm a very opinionated person - and if an Internet community doesn't want someone who is willing to put forward opinions, then I'll leave and won't come back.
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    The best one had to be the Media Studies thread - this one ran for ages and so many people got totally wound up.

    Man I took so much bad rep over that one but it was hilarious (and worth it).
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    (Original post by James_W)
    Oh dear, here comes the big bold letters. I wasn't even talking about you, but there ya go.

    Perhaps I do have something interesting and useful to say; because I express my opinions that go against the notion of what the rest fo the board thinks. I'm a very opinionated person - and if an Internet community doesn't want someone who is willing to put forward opinions, then I'll leave and won't come back.
    Nah you're not opinionated. Your view is a common, VERY common misconception about business management and explains why there are so many people applying for business management. You're just a sheep like the rest of them, can't wait till the real world slaps you in the face hehe.

    Also the fact that you couldn't even respond to any of the points I have put forward, certainly suggests that this view of business management that you seem to have, has absolutely no basis.
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    (Original post by Mark_KK)
    The best one had to be the Media Studies thread - this one ran for ages and so many people got totally wound up.

    Man I took so much bad rep over that one but it was hilarious (and worth it).

    Oh it's always worth it hehe
    People come up with such bull sometimes anyways, you just gotta have your say in it .
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    Well business management has been called a mickey mouse degree before so i'd be careful. But kings apaparently is quite a good place to do it.
    ok......fair enough business management may be mickey mouse just cos apparently 'loads' of people do it.......but how many can get into a top class uni doing it? and i don't c a problem with it personally........i mean , afterall employers will be looking for the best...... ?! i understand its obviously nothing compared to a straight Econ degree......but the fact is......thats so boring, business management covers such a variety and u can pick what u want.......its better learning more, than just knowing economics, i think personally!
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    Oh it's always worth it hehe
    People come up with such bull sometimes anyways, you just gotta have your say in it .
    It was funny, there were people thinking that a degree in Media Studies was going to lead instantly to job offers from The BBC, Sky, The Telegrpah etc...

    Then there was television studies...some guy thought it was great because only two universities in the entire country were offering it and I think that one was a red brick.
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    Well business management has been called a mickey mouse degree before so i'd be careful. But kings apaparently is quite a good place to do it.

    Mostly by incredibly ignorant people who have absolutely no understanding of it
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    (Original post by BossLady)
    Nah you're not opinionated. Your view is a common, VERY common misconception about business management and explains why there are so many people applying for business management. You're just a sheep like the rest of them, can't wait till the real world slaps you in the face hehe.

    Also the fact that you couldn't even respond to any of the points I have put forward, certainly suggests that this view of business management that you seem to have, has absolutely no basis.
    In some ways what you are saying is true. However, its not actually true to say that Management is not well thought of as far as employment prospects go. Go take a look at the top companies, many do specifically state that they have a pref. for biz/management courses. An academic degree is certainly not worth more in monetary terms.

    Also, as I said, you are right in that some of the people that do management are sheep, however it just depends on where you study it.
    However, that goes for anything else too. If you read for Management/Finance/Acc at somewhere like Warwick, the LSE or Oxford then I don't think any degree is likely to beat it as far as monetary value goes.

    lol, incidentally, the new Vice Chancellor at Oxford is a former Management grad.

    By the way, there's no bias here, I've never studied Management
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    Well i'm currently studying Business Management at King's and it's not a mIckey Mouse degree. Firstly, you have to get AAB/ABB in your alevels to get a place on the course. Secondly, you learn a wide variety of topics including economics, marketing, accounting etc. In the 2nd and 3rd year you have options and so have the choice of keeping your degree general or making it more specialised e.g. focusing on finance/investment or on HRM.

    Many good universities also offer management degrees - notably LSE. However, the reason why some people thinks its a mickey mouse degree is the fact that many average/below average unis also run degrees which have similar names e.g. business and management, business studies, however these degrees are completely different and don't have as much prestige.

    In the end its up to you. I applied to do economics at some unis and managment at others. I think management gives you a more rounded idea of the business world. Its perfect if you dont know exactly which business field you want to go into. Also, if you want to be a future manager or consultant, it teaches you many skills that will come in handy.
 
 
 
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