Top Three Reasons Why You Really Should Have a Business Minor: Part One

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By now you probably have a good idea about my love obsession for all things SBI. A little back story of how I personally came to enroll in the program this past summer- for starters I am possibly the most indecisive person in the world. I am not kidding when I say that I have changed my major five times at this part in my college career and I am only a second semester sophomore. I can barely make a decision on what to have for breakfast, much less decide what I want to do for the rest of my life. Second semester freshman year, I decided that no matter what major I went with, a background in some business might be helpful. Confession- at that point, I also would not have been able to tell you thedifference between debit and credit. I know, it’s sad. So I decided, for the sake of my future, it’d probably be the move to know some business, even if that really was just the difference between credits and debits.

In the process of writing this post, rather than just giving you my opinion of why you should do SBI, I did some research to see what the pros of having a minor in business were. So what’s about to hit you is scientifically backed up. We are talking some legit stuff right here- so get pumped. But rather than bombarding you with all of these reason right now- I’ll build the anticipation and only give you one a week. Are you stoked? Because you should be.

Number 1: Filling those Knowledge Holes

By this point, you probably know that SBI is for non-business majors. Therefore, all of the students who enroll in the program are from majors across all of the colleges. And while we have extensive knowledge in our own fields, we all lack in the field of business. Which is an issue, because the odds of you working at  or running a business some point in your life are really, really high. According to an article in Bloomberg Newsweek,  recruiters are “open to hiring grads with non-business backgrounds because they come with many useful skills.” They recognize, though, that they had to teach these recruits business basics after hiring. But for the super cool people with business minors, they didn’t have to do the extra teaching, making them more attractive in the hiring process. Basically, recruiters, even in the business world, look for diverse backgrounds and that business minor is another huge plus.

To read more, see The Major Attraction of a Business Minor at Bloomberg Businessweek. 

Joke of the day:

What do you call a cow with no legs?

Ground Beef

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