Is Business Management a 'Mickey Mouse Degree' ?

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So I got AAAA in my highers and was thinking about studying Business, but is it a worthwhile degree? I've heard that some people don't rate it and my friends brother who's at Uni (studying engineering) told me it's a 'mickey mouse' degree.

I'd like to study it at the University of Edinburagh, would much appreciate it if you guys can tell me about the course and if it's highly regarded. Thanks.
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Who cares what other people think. Is it what you want to do? If so, then go for it. People who think they are higher up than us think they know it all. Seriously, take no notice and go with the flow. It is a degree that will take you to many places.
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Depends where you studied it. If it's at a top university/business school then it's valued.
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In our uni everyone mocks the business administration students and it has a sort of stigma attached to it.

Though, they're the ones who'll be laughing in the end because they generally end up as highly paid corporates, bankers, managers, etc.



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(Original post by Squirb)
In our uni everyone mocks the business administration students and it has a sort of stigma attached to it.

Though, they're the ones who'll be laughing in the end because they generally end up as highly paid corporates, bankers, managers, etc.



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May I ask what university this is?
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Depends where you studied it. If it's at a top university/business school then it's valued.



May I ask what university this is?
I plan to study at either the University of Edinburgh or Strathclyde University, hopefully Edinburgh though . Have to study in Scotland due to free education
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I plan to study at either the University of Edinburgh or Strathclyde University, hopefully Edinburgh though . Have to study in Scotland due to free education
They're good universities.
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(Original post by Squirb)
In our uni everyone mocks the business administration students and it has a sort of stigma attached to it.

Though, they're the ones who'll be laughing in the end because they generally end up as highly paid corporates, bankers, managers, etc.



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That's what I thought, the university stats show that they make some of the most money after university. Just out general nosiness, where and what are you studying?
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(Original post by Abdul-Karim)
May I ask what university this is?
Sure, Bath

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That's what I thought, the university stats show that they make some of the most money after university. Just out general nosiness, where and what are you studying?
I do accounting and finance at Bath. I was talking about the business administration course above though. They've started a new business management degree for this coming year too though, not sure how that will pan out

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(Original post by Squirb)
I do accounting and finance at Bath. I was talking about the business administration course above though. They've started a new business management degree for this coming year too though, not sure how that will pan out

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Okay nice! I hope to Business Management or Business and Economics at University of Edinburgh. Is the same stigma attached with International Business?
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Okay nice! I hope to Business Management or Business and Economics at University of Edinburgh. Is the same stigma attached with International Business?
I'm not really sure about international business, sorry.

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Business Management is most certainly a 'mickey mouse' degree. If you want to go into that sort of area read Economics or a similar degree.
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Business Management is most certainly a 'mickey mouse' degree. If you want to go into that sort of area read Economics or a similar degree.
Out of curiosity, what makes it a 'mickey mouse' degree? The employment rate and pay afterwards is great (from the University of Edinburgh that is)
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Out of curiosity, what makes it a 'mickey mouse' degree? The employment rate and pay afterwards is great (from the University of Edinburgh that is)
I have a friend who is reading Business Management and she described some parts of a module as counting...

Admittedly I do not know much about the course but it seems pretty plain to me that it is essentially an Economics degree but watered down and made into a pretty useless degree.
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I can't express how much I hate the expression 'mickey mouse subject'. It goes through me.

Seriously, if that's what you want to do, go for it. Especially if you plan to go to a well respected university, why wouldn't it stand you in good stead.
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I have a friend who is reading Business Management and she described some parts of a module as counting...

Admittedly I do not know much about the course but it seems pretty plain to me that it is essentially an Economics degree but watered down and made into a pretty useless degree.
what uni is your friend at?
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I have a friend who is reading Business Management and she described some parts of a module as counting...

Admittedly I do not know much about the course but it seems pretty plain to me that it is essentially an Economics degree but watered down and made into a pretty useless degree.
You don't even know what a business management degree entails so you're making yourself look quite stupid here.

My cousin did the course at strathclyde. She did HR and law (is law a Mickey Mouse degree in your opinion?) and is now a well paid HR manager
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what uni is your friend at?
Surrey
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You don't even know what a business management degree entails so you're making yourself look quite stupid here.

My cousin did the course at strathclyde. She did HR and law (is law a Mickey Mouse degree in your opinion?) and is now a well paid HR manager
She did HR and law as post-grad? I admit I don't know much about the course, but it is widely known to be a mickey mouse degree - :dontknow:
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