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Business or finance at uni?

I've heard business is a vague degree at uni with alot of transferrable skills. Is finance a better degree in terms of job prospects for uni?
I have taught Business and Management (part time) for about 10 years, IMO its a really broad subject area where different Unis approach it differently, which can take you in many different directions. In my classes we will explore everything from the nature of truth, personal identity, designing work, organisational behaviour, change management etc etc A rich mix of practical and theoretical. - you definitely want to read the modules list for the course and talk to some tutors at some Unis to get a feel for their approach

Which subject (Bus or Fin?) would you enjoy most?

What influences job prospects is complicated, but doing something you are going to enjoy and be motivated to do certainly helps. As does a placement year. And being at a Uni that you really like.

By the way - You know you can do both in year 1 and specialise from year 2 at some Unis?
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When you refer to finance do you means a bsc in finance - in which case at which universities? Or accounting and finance?
Original post by ajj2000
When you refer to finance do you means a bsc in finance - in which case at which universities? Or accounting and finance?


i'm looking at nottingham, manchester, edinbrugh so far and i'd like to do a bsc in finance
Original post by LittleSkink
I have taught teach Business and Management (part time) for about 10 years, IMO its a really broad subject area where different Unis approach it differently, which can take you in many different directions. In my classes we will explore everything from the nature of truth, personal identity, designing work, organisational behaviour, change management etc etc A rich mix of practical and theoretical. - you definitely want to read the modules list for the course and talk to some tutors at some Unis to get a feel for their approach

Which subject (Bus or Fin?) would you enjoy most?

What influences job prospects is complicated, but doing something you are going to enjoy and be motivated to do certainly helps. As does a placement year. And being at a Uni that you really like.

By the way - You know you can do both in year 1 and specialise from year 2 at some Unis?


Right so business is more vague and ventures into subjects like psychology, I did business at a level and enjoyed it but at uni i'd rather do something more applicable to real life and more closely related to the statistical elements instead of a broad topic area.
cheers for your reply.
Original post by hariswithmalice
Right so business is more vague and ventures into subjects like psychology. . .

depends on the Uni (and the modules) - I was trying to get that across in my first post, apologies that I failed on that.

I would argue that everything we covered in my modules was very relevant to real life :smile: but yes some stuff is more reflective (i.e. leadership, personal identity) some more useful in a corporate context (organisational design, design of work etc) and then you have more niche stuff like entrepreneurship, 21st century organisations, charities management etc

It (Business) is such a broad subject area, so that allows a wide variety of approaches, specialisms and directions. If you are clear you prefer the more mathematic elements then Business and Finance might be a good fit - but I think Business as a topic is one degree where you really want to look at the module choices and options quite closely for each course as you might find (for example) Hallam looks fascinating but Lancaster doesn't appeal much
Original post by hariswithmalice
i'm looking at nottingham, manchester, edinbrugh so far and i'd like to do a bsc in finance


Hey,

I am a current 4th year the uni of Nottingham. Sadly I don't study finance but if you have any general questions about the uni, accommodation, city etc then just let me know.

Emily :smile:

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