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Old 04-11-2004, 11:09 PM   #1
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What would be more valuable, and what are the different fields of work that would apply to the following.

1. Associate of Applied Science in Business Management

2. Associate of Arts in Business Administration.


I plan on working towards a Bachelor'* degree and then maybe a Master'*. All I can find out about the two above degree'* is what the individual courses are. And nothing on the pro'* and con'* of one versus the other.
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Well...this varies from part of the country to part of the country.

Largely, at least in the midwest, an associates degree is a associates degree. A two year program doesn't really give you enough time to take many courses beside what]* required for a two year degree at most state colleges.

My bet is that there is probably 3-4 courses total that seperate these associate degrees. The one in science probably has more math in it, the one for arts probably has more sociology.

I can't imagine either not being as useful as the other. In saying that, I mean that either will accomplish the same thing. Prove to a potential employer that you've 'learned to learn' and more importantly, give you the stepping stone for the BA or BS in whatever field you choose.

Don't get to wound up in thinking about that Masters. Focus on your next degree, ONLY. When you get done with that, evaluate were you are, what you want, then pick the next area of focus, and go to th e next level.

I've seen way to many peers focus on a Higher degree for the sake of the sheepskin, realizing when they finsihed, it didn't change the fact that they hated thier job, and now were more tied to thier hated job.

One last thing, anything past a BA or BS, does not automatically mean more money. Typically you need experience and then that MBA will help bolster the pocketbook.

(at least from what I've seen/experienced)

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The first. That'* practical skills, and that'* what an employer is looking for. You have a leg up on the competition coming out with that one.
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I agree with the two above replies.

The first would be more useful if you wish to persue a career in Industry or manufacturing or related product sales positions
.........and the second if you're into Retail or Advertising or Banking / Finance.

Depends a lot on what turns your crank. You have to like what you do.

If you want to make a lot of money, don't work for anyone but yourself and start your own business. You will never be rich working for someone else.
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I thank you all for the outstanding replies. It never ceases to amaze me that people you don't even know on the internet, will take the time to assist others. Thanks!

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It'* the Oregon in your Avatar

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That makes you SPECIAL.
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I'm a business management major. It'* so easy for me to figure out how things work, and make them work the best. I understand people'* needs and I understand orgainization goals.

Management degree'* can give you the most options after school if you're not sure what you want to do, but are good at those skills. Management requires knowledge in economics, accounting, and management skills, just to start off.
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Management requires knowledge in economics, accounting, and management skills, just to start off.
You forgot the most important management skills.......Leadership, people and communication skills.
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