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Question about Business major


Hi, raising junior here- Till now I have not really decided what major I want to do in college, leaning towards Business maybe- I have not taken any special classes related to Business.

I took or will be taking all honors/AP classes mostly related to Math/sciences/Eng/Social studies and have good GPA. My question is, is there anything related to Business I should do or take classes as senior to show interest in it. Will that help?


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So as CP said any advanced classes related to finance or buisness AP Micro and Macro economics are great ones. Also DECA is a club to seriously consider as it is a little of everything you’d find in a typical buisness school and it also has competitions.

Also you can see if you can get a job or internship and while a job may not be practical it does teach important lessons and if you want to interact with customers it is likely a very valuable expierence and you get paid.

An internship can be un/paid but it is more buisness school related whether the internship is with a family run buisness or a large company it is something to look into.

Also U Iowa hosts a major personality test and when I took it it was very accurate. It’s at the very top.
I did use this website but it came as STEM for me. I am still little bit undecided between STEM/Engineering or Business.
You can always go in undecided or go in as a buisness or engineer and switch classes or you can double major or get a engineering degree with a buisness minor. There are a lot of paths that can incorporate both. Also do you know what type of engineering you would do if you did engineering?
Chemical Engineering is the other major that interest me. I am taking AP chem/AP physics/AP calculus.
Those are good AP classes
Thanks. My concern is if I decide doing Business major, will it seem like I have not taken any specific Business related class. I guess I can always switch major later.
At selective schools (40%and lower admit rate) you should definitely have a class relating to your major and at schools with sub 55% admit rate it is recommend IMO
Good to know. Thanks.
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You should definitely take business classes. Otherwise why are you even interested in business? One important thing that colleges(especially top ones) look for is how you have demonstrated interest in the major you want to pursue. So you should definitely take some business classes and do business related activities. Some activities could include DECA, starting a business related club at your school, starting a business, etc. But you absolutely need to show why you want to do business from your classes and activities.

Activities wise I have been participating in BPA competitions, did website design and was state qualifier. I am currently doing a website/blog about mental health and will be expanding to non- profit. I am also in HS Band in leadership role. But have not taken any Business classes in school. What type of Business classes are recommended inside or outside school.
Well I'm not sure what classes your school offers, but mine offers classes like economics, finance, business management, and many intro to business classes. I really suggest that you take a few to show that you are interested and really have a passion for business. As for your activites, BPA and creating a nonprofit is a great but if you can show more involvement in business try that. Remember that in your application it's important to convince admission officers why business is right for you.
and definitely take a business class related to your intended major. That is a must.
AP Macro and/or Micro are good options.
Horseman point of taking a major related class is good but if it isn’t offered there is no harm as you weren’t able not that you didn’t want to.
But if the class isn't offered though I wouldn't select that as your major. Like it wouldn't make sense to major in biology if you've never even taken biology.
There’s always the undecided track but my school doesn’t offer a hair styling class but I bet someone in my class will do that as their job. My school also doesn’t offer a physical therapy class but someone will likely major in that. So a class is good to see if you like but you can always switch majors
Yes, I will be taking AP Economics but other few Business related like intro to business that school offers is not honors or AP so I did not take that for junior as I wanted to take honors/AP classes. Will look into taken in senior year. As classes are virtual now at least for this semester not sure on what I can do for DECA but will look into it. Thanks for feedback.
Also I’m taking a engineering class that isn’t AP but I attended a webinar and 4 AOs for major universities said have a class relating to your major it will help. The AOs were from ivy caliber schools too so selective schools do care about major related classes
I can share the YouTube recording of it if you’d like but I wouldn’t have the time stamp
Can you please share, thanks. It’s called stem but it isn’t just stem and it touches on some very broad points so it is very helpful