Many people who major in business today won’t admit that their degrees are, with all due respect, quite contentless. Even with a concentration in something like finance isn’t going to fill that void that you get with general classes. Since one in five college students in America are business majors, it takes much more than just an undergraduate degree in business to be competitive. In fact, it takes even more than just an MBA to be competitive unless your area has very few of those, which is doubtful.
Instead, there are things you can do to make yourself much more competitive and even more attractive to future employers. It’s a lot more work, but you do get more from your education when you put more into it. You could always talk with your business teachers and advisors about it. Do know that a good business teacher would help you with your interests and not their own. This means that if there’s another major that would work out better for you, they would tell you to look into it.
In managerial economics, you’re taught to think outside the box for a lot of business situations. Closing is one of the most stressful aspects of business. Especially if you’re in charge of closing a fast food restaurant. There’s pressure to keep the cost of labor down as well as get everybody out in a timely manner. If only there were a way to cut down on cost and get people out on time. Luckily, there is a way to do this.
While there are plenty of reasons to stay at BYU-Idaho, there are also plenty of academic reasons to transfer to another university. For example, I’m transferring to the University of Oregon (UO) because I want a bachelor of arts in economics with a minor in math. At BYU-Idaho, I could only get a bachelor of science in math with a minor in math, but the minor requirements are a little strict compared to the requirements at the UO.
The one issue that is one of the most commonly rumored about BYU-Idaho is that you can’t transfer from the university because the courses won’t go anywhere. This is only half true. In the spirit of my transfer, and of showing that it can be done, I decided to show those who have lost hope in transferring that there still is hope.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), financial analysts have a median pay of $76,950 per year, or $37 per hour. Economists have a median pay of $91,860 per year, or $44.16 per hour. Working on Wall Street or for your local or state government might not be such a hard job to get after college (and years of research experience). But trust me when I say that you’re not going to be prepared to work in technology or in many other large companies unless you read this.
NOTE: Bear with the length of this article. The reason why it’s long is because of the qualifications that I show from other companies. I promise that after reading this, you’re going to actually be prepared for these kind of jobs after college.