minnbills wrote:I'm not saying this isn't true. What I am saying is that there are certain benefits to be had from taking a course of study, if you fully engage yourself in it, that isn't "business management" or "business in law" that are really just ciphons into entry level positions.
Also, that we are living through such an exceptionally terrible job market should just further highlight the possibility that it's not always in one's best interest to place portability or attractiveness in a major above other factors.
It would be interesting to see data on how people do by major within corporate power-structures and all that jazz over the course of their careers. I would bet, and this is the crux of my argument, that people who truly took their education seriously and applied themselves to a major they are genuinely interested in will have fared better over the long term than someone who was just following the money. This is, of course, assuming that people who are only following the money don't apply themselves in the way I'm talking about.
Regardless, I don't want to hijack the OP's thread any further. I think he should have enough food for thought here.
From what I've heard, management is the joke of the business world - because it is easy, and really anyone can become a manager. Real world experience is more important than learning a few things in class.
It doesn't really matter for recent grads what corporate structures look like, because those people already have career. Majoring in LA with no real world experience is extremely hard to get a worthwhile job today.
In the long run, for me, my majors won't really matter and help me with my line of thinking (I want to get an MBA anyway), but they do not at all help me gain meaningful employment right now. For anyone entering college, I would highly recommend them to not major in LA.
What do you know "fared better over the long term"? A finance major who doesn't like the work, but likes the checks will probably fair better with his checking account than a photography major (which would be a bitchin' major if it had much real world applicability).