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 Post subject: Accounting vs Business Management
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:47 am 

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I am considering getting a Bachelor's Degree in either accounting or business management.

I currently have an Associate's of Applied Science and work as a paramedic for a large city. I would love to shave a career in either finance or another business. I am also licensed to sell life insurance, health insurance, accident insurance, annuities, variable products, and I also have my property and casualty insurance license. I am currently not working in the field, and it is kind of my safety net in case something happens to my current job.

I will be going to a 2 year online accelerated program for either degree from an accredited university...Indiana Weselyn University. I am currently finishing up some prereqs at a community college.

My first choice would be to start a career as a financial advisor, and after that insurance sales. However, my wife hates the hours that those jobs have and would prefer a steady income instead of a commissioned based salary.

Accounting seems like a good compromise. It would give me all of the financial stuff thatI love with the better hours/steady income. This degree will take 22 months, but would require me to take 2 more math classes before beginning. That means that I would not be able to start the 22 month program until May 2009. However, we will be 100% debt free at that time and paying for the course with cash. The entry level salaries are close to what I make now, but I should make more money that I make now after 2 years.

Business Management is another degree that I am thinking about. I also would love to manage a business, but I have no real business experience. I am somewhat concerned about what jobs I would be able to get with a degree, but no experience. This program is 18 months, and would not require any extra classes. I would start it in January and would be paying cash. However, we would not be debt free until July 2009.

Which degree would you suggest?

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As a recent business management graduate working on his MBA, let me encourage you to NOT get a management degree. Get something disciplined because in every discipline, you are going to get the major points of management (usually).

Speciality > generalness.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:06 am 

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If those are your choices, do accounting.

I have not seen people finding a management degree all that useful at the undergraduate level. Graduate, yes; undergrad, no.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:20 pm 

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If you plan to get the MBA then business, otherwise you're better off with more marketable skills.


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I would definately suggest accounting. I am currently getting my MBA and many people in the program had a bachelors in business. A BA in business just isn't that marketable these days. Best to pick a specific area. Good Luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Accounting vs Business Management
PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 9:26 pm 

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Business management is more appreciable and at the same time helpful for all of us i mean growing in a way that helps us with moving into the right direction in terms of doing fine so yeah this is the way how it is,According to me that is managing the business.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:34 am 

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Accounting is definitely the better long-term degree to get. You don't have to take the CPA examination. A lot of accounting graduates go into finance, marketing, real estate, and even completely different fields like law. As I've been told, accounting graduates can do anything business related, but finance and BM graduates cannot do accounting.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:06 pm 

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Accounting is the better investment.


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bpgui wrote:
I've preemptively locked his posts to prevent future edits of spam.


Did the lock not work? We've been yet again subjected to the endless knowledge of johnt78 :)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:52 am 

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bdg wrote:
bpgui wrote:
I've preemptively locked his posts to prevent future edits of spam.


Did the lock not work? We've been yet again subjected to the endless knowledge of johnt78 :)

I locked the post i.e. Prevent edits and future spam. I haven't banned him.

And it wasn't johnt78 I was referring to anyway. Note that he only posted in this thread AFTER I made that statement.


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Mmmmm.....zombie threads!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:25 am 

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bpgui wrote:
bdg wrote:
bpgui wrote:
I've preemptively locked his posts to prevent future edits of spam.


Did the lock not work? We've been yet again subjected to the endless knowledge of johnt78 :)

I locked the post i.e. Prevent edits and future spam. I haven't banned him.

And it wasn't johnt78 I was referring to anyway. Note that he only posted in this thread AFTER I made that statement.


I know, I was just giving you a hard time. I always LOVE hearing what johnt has to say on our discussions!


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 Post subject: Re: Accounting vs Business Management
PostPosted: Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:11 pm 

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I don't even know how this is a hard decision. Most of running a business is common sense, this comes from my grandfather who was a successful business owner. Accounting is better, and a great skill to have. On top of that, it is more employable because businesses always need accountants.


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