snagglepuss wrote:From what I've heard from friends/family (though, obviously, that's not the best source for info) a business degree is essentially interchangeable with a general business degree in the eyes of an employer.
What do you mean a business degree is interchangeable with a general business degree? Like all business degrees are interchangeable? Or did you mean an economics degree is interchangeable with a general business degree? Whatever you're hearing, you should know that anecdotal evidence should be taken with a grain of salt. The WSJ shows Finance > Economics > Accounting. --LinkRemoved--
Everywhere I've seen Finance, Accounting, and Economics surpassed all other business degrees in employment outcomes. These 3 fair much better than general business, business admin, marketing, comm, internationLOL business, and whatever other bullshit business degrees they offer now.
Employers/Schools/People that matter don't look and say "wow, this cat has 17 majors". Just pick one (or the double option for two more classes) and get that 4.0. Alternatively, pick one of the business degrees and pair it with your favored degree of interest (e.g. philosophy or something.)
I still think Finance / Business would be the best hedge incase law doesn't work out. He opens himself to the finance industry as well as being on the operational side of businesses + consulting.
Finance consultants suck vs operational consulting. It's easy to look at a balance sheet and say cut wages by 20% and grow revenue by 10%. Without knowing what goes on in the trenches and how people actually function / work the advice is worthless. Plus there is a dearth of good operational managers at the moment for PE deals.