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Hi,
so I am supposed to start IBFE (international business, finance and economics) at uni of Manchester in September whoever I started to have some doubts about the program and I am considering switching to economics and politics. But I am unsure whether this is a right choice. I am not sure which degree gives me better career prospects. I definitely won't be working in UK (I am an international student) and I am unsure in what field I want to work. I kind of started thinking about public affairs/policy, or maybe marketing and media or pr. I just don't know. Oh, and I definitely want to do masters afterwards. What do you guys think

which degree gives me better career prospects with great pay etc?

thanks for the help!
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Honestly, I'm not sure there's much of a difference between the two. Both have economics as part of the degree, so as long as that's something you think you'd be interested in going into in the future or as doing for your master's, then both will give you fine prospects. The difference will be what you want to focus on. Are you super interested in IB, finance, and econ and really want to get a breadth of knowledge in those areas? Or would you prefer learning about politics as well as econ?

Essentially, in my (albeit this is personal to me haha) view, I see the two programs as being very similar if you decide to pursue econ in the future. I think it depends on what kinds of other things you want to be learning alongside your econ education.
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(Original post by nellybelly29)
Honestly, I'm not sure there's much of a difference between the two. Both have economics as part of the degree, so as long as that's something you think you'd be interested in going into in the future or as doing for your master's, then both will give you fine prospects. The difference will be what you want to focus on. Are you super interested in IB, finance, and econ and really want to get a breadth of knowledge in those areas? Or would you prefer learning about politics as well as econ?

Essentially, in my (albeit this is personal to me haha) view, I see the two programs as being very similar if you decide to pursue econ in the future. I think it depends on what kinds of other things you want to be learning alongside your econ education.
Thanks for the answer! I am not sure what I actually want to do after uni, I want to study the degree which gives me more options for my future. I always wanted to run some kind of business or work in this field but at the same time I am interested in politics and international relations etc.
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It's quite early to know what you want to do after uni, after all, a lot of uni is about exploring and figuring all that out! I would see what your options are for switching, for example, if you stay with IBFE, can you take a politics module that might allow you to switch if you find you're really interested in that? Look around at what all your various pathways and options are. But overall, it sounds like you're definitely invested in economics so that's good. No matter which you choose, you'll be doing econ.
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