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    Hi,
    Just wondering if anyone knew what the best courses to take at uni would be if you wanted to later become a director of a company?
    I've looked into marketing and advertising, but many people have said that employers seem to overlook these degrees? Any help would be great
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    Zaradavidson I imagine it's Business Administration or Business & Management at top universities like Bath and Warwick, who have strong connections with top employers across the UK. Getting into a graduate scheme would also boost your chance of promotion. Although, getting into the position of a director takes time, effort and devotion - needless to say, education background isn't the factor a company looks for. Your work experience, professional qualities, skills and expertise are equally if not more important than your qualifications.
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    (Original post by caitlin.r98)
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    Thank you!! Do you know any good unis for these?
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    Zaradavidson I imagine it's Business Administration or Business & Management at top universities like Bath and Warwick, who have strong connections with top employers across the UK. Getting into a graduate scheme would also boost your chance of promotion. Although, getting into the position of a director takes time, effort and devotion - needless to say, education background isn't the factor a company looks for. Your work experience, professional qualities, skills and expertise are equally if not more important than your qualifications.
    Thank you! I will definitely look into those unis and yes im aware it will take a lot of time 😭 Do you know what kind of positions I would be starting at to then move onto a director?
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    (Original post by Zaradavidson)
    Thank you!! Do you know any good unis for these?
    Obviously it's dependent upon which course you specifically end up taking, however Warwick, Manchester, Bath, LSE, Imperial, Lancaster, Nottingham etc. are all quite good in terms of business

    Good luck!
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    How many current serving company directors do you suppose have ever broached this topic in such a jejune fashion? Oh, wait, never mind—the University of Buckingham just announced their "Directorship Studies" programme; looks like you'll be fine after all.
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    (Original post by caitlin.r98)
    Obviously it's dependent upon which course you specifically end up taking, however Warwick, Manchester, Bath, LSE, Imperial, Lancaster, Nottingham etc. are all quite good in terms of business

    Good luck!
    Thank you! I'll have a look around at the courses and will definitely have a look at those unis too
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    (Original post by Zaradavidson)
    Thank you! I will definitely look into those unis and yes im aware it will take a lot of time 😭 Do you know what kind of positions I would be starting at to then move onto a director?
    That would be decided by which degree you take! What A Levels are you doing at the moment? It's possible to step up to a senior manager or managing director's position from a range of roles. You could be specialise in Brand Management, Management Consultancy, all sorts of things. This might be something that interests you - https://www.unilever.co.uk/careers/graduates/uflp/, http://www.bp.com/en/global/bp-caree...programme.html
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    That would be decided by which degree you take! What A Levels are you doing at the moment? It's possible to step up to a senior manager or managing director's position from a range of roles. You could be specialise in Brand Management, Management Consultancy, all sorts of things. This might be something that interests you - https://www.unilever.co.uk/careers/graduates/uflp/, http://www.bp.com/en/global/bp-caree...programme.html
    I'm currently taking English Literature, Media Studies and Graphic Design A Levels, but may be taking up a Business Studies BTEC as an extra course for next year. Thanks so much! I'll take a look
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    To become a director of a company, the main thing that is required is experience in that field. You need a lot of years of experience, or actually not that much, depending on what sort of firm you want to become a director of.

    The undergraduate degree is not that important in terms of actually finally becoming a director, it's more to do with your leadership skills, business outlook, foresight - that kind of thing and no degree gives you these qualities. The best way is to join a company as an entry level and demonstrate these things through your work. That being said, if you're finding it difficult to get into a management position, then doing a Business Administration degree will definitely help (MBA) and that'll give you a vertical promotion (obviously it's an investment and for an MBA, how good the school is most certainly matters).
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    How many current serving company directors do you suppose have ever broached this topic in such a jejune fashion? Oh, wait, never mind—the University of Buckingham just announced their "Directorship Studies" programme; looks like you'll be fine after all.
    Haha! That's hilarious! I heard the University of Buckingham have announced their "Comedic Studies" programme; looks like you'll be fine after all!
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    (Original post by Zaradavidson)
    Hi,
    Just wondering if anyone knew what the best courses to take at uni would be if you wanted to later become a director of a company?
    I've looked into marketing and advertising, but many people have said that employers seem to overlook these degrees? Any help would be great
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    (Original post by Unrequited)
    To become a director of a company, the main thing that is required is experience in that field. You need a lot of years of experience, or actually not that much, depending on what sort of firm you want to become a director of.

    The undergraduate degree is not that important in terms of actually finally becoming a director, it's more to do with your leadership skills, business outlook, foresight - that kind of thing and no degree gives you these qualities. The best way is to join a company as an entry level and demonstrate these things through your work. That being said, if you're finding it difficult to get into a management position, then doing a Business Administration degree will definitely help (MBA) and that'll give you a vertical promotion (obviously it's an investment and for an MBA, how good the school is most certainly matters).
    Would you say it's worth doing a degree then or just an apprenticeship? Thank you, I'll definitely have a look into Business Administration as a few people have advised to.
 
 
 
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