Originally Posted by 757_juggalo
the reason im posting this here is because the is the only place in st with half a brain.
so im a junior is high school right now and my plan for the moment(it changes alot) is to go to college for marketing with a minor in either business or finances
so i ask is marketing a good field to get into? and which minor would u pick?
well speaking from someone currently in school for business it works like this --->
You pick a major (in your case a BSBA Major or a BSIB Major)
Within a Business Major there are several different concentrations which vary in name and scope depending on your school. Typical Concentrations are:
Human Resources Management
Supply Chain Management
and Regular old Management (typically the broadest/least specialized concentration. Not sure why people choose it)
There are others depending on the school.
So your major would be BSBA or BSIB (Bachelors of Science of International Business)
You can usually choose two concentrations which requires a slight course overload but isn't too hard to manage as long as you study
From what I've seen people will typically do Dual Concentrations in Finance and one other. Finance naturally lends itself to any level of business and is fairly diverse in its application.
Minors are different from concentrations. Take myself for example.
My Major is BSIB, my concentration is Finance, and due to my BSIB major requirement I must minor in German (or any other foreign language of my choice, but I chose German)
Anyway, Marketing is an interesting facet of the Business world. It focuses on long-term and profit oriented relationship building between a customer and the company. It's not just advertising, it's also product development, segment development etc... You really do need to know a lot and be well versed in the current political, economic, and social climate to do well in marketing. I don't find marketing particularly interesting but as others have said people will always need marketers. Marketers these days however have less freedom than they did in the past and have much greater accountability than they did in the past for performance of their market-strategy implementation. It's a highly competitive field, slightly less competitive than the Financial sector, but can yield high income if you're good at what you do.
Originally Posted by N i C k
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