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Hello.
I have a complicated choice to make and if I’m here today it’s because I couldn’t decide.
In your opinion, which one is better ?
In terms or employment, salary, personal experience, ect...
I can easily picture myself in both fields, but I’m afraid I can’t wait anymore.
Any tip, personal experience, advice is more than welcome !
Thank you a lot guys.
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Business is just better because you can work with just an undergrad, and most business degrees (especially management) you can take some psychology courses, also elements of business do deal with psychology such as organisational behaviour.
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Business is more broad (and easier than psychology at degree level). Psychology can limit you a bit but it is more intellectually challenging but I would say look into a business management degree rather than just a business degree.
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Okay thank you guys ! What are you studying ?
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I would suggest business or economics bc theyre easier to apply in the real world and IMO more useful. Psychology can be a bit dull if you dont like learning something and then having to keep learning it for two years. Theres also a lot more content for psych and requires good memory and recall. I did gcse business and then alevel economics and psychology. At the end of the day, we can only give you suggestions, go for whichever subject you like best.
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I would suggest business or economics bc theyre easier to apply in the real world and IMO more useful. Psychology can be a bit dull if you dont like learning something and then having to keep learning it for two years. Theres also a lot more content for psych and requires good memory and recall. I did gcse business and then alevel economics and psychology. At the end of the day, we can only give you suggestions, go for whichever subject you like best.
Yes I know. But your suggestions are really useful guys as most of you say that I should go for business which is helpful. Thank you a lot !
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Business is more broad (and easier than psychology at degree level). Psychology can limit you a bit but it is more intellectually challenging but I would say look into a business management degree rather than just a business degree.
Why do you think business is easier ?
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Why do you think business is easier ?
You can link business with literally everything but with psychology you have to learn a LOT of theory and case studies. Also, I had a friend who did a business management degree and said it was one of the easiest and less stressful ones you can do. But if you do business i would say do one with a placement year so you can get more experience as for business related work they would prefer that and it would be better but if you don’t want to you can just do work experience at local shops. But of course it depends on the person.
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(Original post by Soophie)
Hello.
I have a complicated choice to make and if I’m here today it’s because I couldn’t decide.
In your opinion, which one is better ?
In terms or employment, salary, personal experience, ect...
I can easily picture myself in both fields, but I’m afraid I can’t wait anymore.
Any tip, personal experience, advice is more than welcome !
Thank you a lot guys.
I do a joint honours degree in Business and Psychology. Why not choose both! It doesn't require more work than just choosing one, and the modules are divided evenly between the two.
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You can link business with literally everything but with psychology you have to learn a LOT of theory and case studies. Also, I had a friend who did a business management degree and said it was one of the easiest and less stressful ones you can do. But if you do business i would say do one with a placement year so you can get more experience as for business related work they would prefer that and it would be better but if you don’t want to you can just do work experience at local shops. But of course it depends on the person.
Oh okay thank you !
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I do a joint honours degree in Business and Psychology. Why not choose both! It doesn't require more work than just choosing one, and the modules are divided evenly between the two.
Hey. Thanks for you answer ! Can you tell me more about it please ?
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I study management at Nottingham. Business just sets you up for two streams, a decent job with just undergrad...or a really high paying job with a msc, reputation of universities do however matter in the business world! So keep that in mind, i wouldnt suggest studying business at any less then a RG or comparable brand name university ie Lancaster or Bath. Though many would disagree its just my opinion.

Why do people feel business is easy? Well because its theoritical yes, but its also extremely vocational. The most abstract area would be marketing or strategy, but even those make perfect sense. Since you learn about businesses and many lectures tie into real world companies its not something like astronomy or something very vague. Is it a cupcake degree? No it requires a fair amount of work, but nothing impossible to tackle, though some people really do struggle with it, especially if you just think you dont have to do the work. But most people can get a decent grasp out of it. The more you put into it, the better you actually do, so thats a positive aspect.
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I study management at Nottingham. Business just sets you up for two streams, a decent job with just undergrad...or a really high paying job with a msc, reputation of universities do however matter in the business world! So keep that in mind, i wouldnt suggest studying business at any less then a RG or comparable brand name university ie Lancaster or Bath. Though many would disagree its just my opinion.

Why do people feel business is easy? Well because its theoritical yes, but its also extremely vocational. The most abstract area would be marketing or strategy, but even those make perfect sense. Since you learn about businesses and many lectures tie into real world companies its not something like astronomy or something very vague. Is it a cupcake degree? No it requires a fair amount of work, but nothing impossible to tackle, though some people really do struggle with it, especially if you just think you dont have to do the work. But most people can get a decent grasp out of it. The more you put into it, the better you actually do, so thats a positive aspect.
Wow that was really helpful ! I think I’m going to choose business though I still have to think about it. I got an offer from Strathclyde and heard that it’s one of the best BS in the UK. What do you think ? I can’t tell, I’m French so rankings is all I have.
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(Original post by Realitysreflexx)
I study management at Nottingham. Business just sets you up for two streams, a decent job with just undergrad...or a really high paying job with a msc, reputation of universities do however matter in the business world! So keep that in mind, i wouldnt suggest studying business at any less then a RG or comparable brand name university ie Lancaster or Bath. Though many would disagree its just my opinion.

Why do people feel business is easy? Well because its theoritical yes, but its also extremely vocational. The most abstract area would be marketing or strategy, but even those make perfect sense. Since you learn about businesses and many lectures tie into real world companies its not something like astronomy or something very vague. Is it a cupcake degree? No it requires a fair amount of work, but nothing impossible to tackle, though some people really do struggle with it, especially if you just think you dont have to do the work. But most people can get a decent grasp out of it. The more you put into it, the better you actually do, so thats a positive aspect.
Plus I heard that high salaries in Business are a myth... is it ?
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So sorry guys to take your time 😭😭😭
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Wow that was really helpful ! I think I’m going to choose business though I still have to think about it. I got an offer from Strathclyde and heard that it’s one of the best BS in the UK. What do you think ? I can’t tell, I’m French so rankings is all I have.
Strathclyde is very good in business especially accounting and finance. And its reputation seems to be trending higher, even though it doesnt have a huge brand name, i think it would be fine. Its definitely up there with just about any french university. Except of course the ecoles, but you could still definitely do a master in one of those later if you wanted!

Congratulations on your world cup win!
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Plus I heard that high salaries in Business are a myth... is it ?
You can get a high salary, but that usually requires a master, or doing something very technical. Finance and investment, becoming an accountant....

Ideally you will need a bachelor, then specialised master, then certifications for your career later.

But every little bit of learning/qualification gives you a leg up in your career.

In psychology, you get an undergrad just to be able to apply to a master, which still requires medical training or phD to potentially still just barely make money.

So the effort in/salary out scale is simply higher in business, because EVERYTHING has something to do with business. Wether its public/private organisations.
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Strathclyde is very good in business especially accounting and finance. And its reputation seems to be trending higher, even though it doesnt have a huge brand name, i think it would be fine. Its definitely up there with just about any french university. Except of course the ecoles, but you could still definitely do a master in one of those later if you wanted!

Congratulations on your world cup win!
Okay that’s great ! Thank you.
Yes we’re still celebrating! 🍾🇫🇷🇫🇷🇫🇷
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You can get a high salary, but that usually requires a master, or doing something very technical. Finance and investment, becoming an accountant....

Ideally you will need a bachelor, then specialised master, then certifications for your career later.

But every little bit of learning/qualification gives you a leg up in your career.

In psychology, you get an undergrad just to be able to apply to a master, which still requires medical training or phD to potentially still just barely make money.

So the effort in/salary out scale is simply higher in business, because EVERYTHING has something to do with business. Wether its public/private organisations.
Omg thank you so much !
What Do you want you want do do once you graduate ? If that’s not intrusive
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Omg thank you so much !
What Do you want you want do do once you graduate ? If that’s not intrusive
I still have two years to go, but hopefully do a master in change management and consulting and become either a consultant, or (more likely) change manager. Basically help companies change the way they do business for any issues they have and work on getting the employees to actually carry the change out effectively.
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