Would a Business degree help?

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by cgarretson, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. cgarretson

    cgarretson New Member

    If I got my masters or ph.d in Psychology O/I would a BA/BS in business help strengthen my ways of landing a better career? or would economics suit me better?

    Intentions: product development, consumer development, corporate advisement.

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

    I am confused. So, what you are saying that you currently possess a Master and Ph.D in Psychology in Organizational/Industrial. You want to know whether if you're going for Bachelor degree in Business would help to land a better career?
  3. Ian Anderson

    Ian Anderson Active Member

    A business degree would be a good supplement to anyone working with a non-business degree.
    I met an MD with an MBA; he said it helped with the business side of his practice. Engineers obtain MBAs which helps as they transition to management.
  4. robrasta

    robrasta New Member

    I think is trying to say that yesterday he wanted to obtain a Master in Psychology and today he wants to obtain a Business degree to land a better career.
  5. TonyM

    TonyM Member

    I'd take business over psych unless your goals are strictly to work in the field of psychology. Better yet, get a business degree that includes a useful skill set like accounting or finance.
  6. cgarretson

    cgarretson New Member

    This is a hypothetical situation, that if/when i obtain my masters or Ph.d in O/I psychology, would a business degree help me land a career in the O/I psychology world. As in O/I psychology it is highly based around the business world. The logical choice would be yes, but I've heard that business degrees are a dime a dozen, and an economics degree is higher in regard. I was just curious if it'd help my chances in the O/I job field, not switching careers all together.
  7. 03310151

    03310151 Active Member

    I/o Psychology Jobs, Employment | Indeed.com=

    Here's a search of Indeed for I/O Psychology. Discounting all the teaching positions it looks like you will have a chance at a position with just your I/O Masters. Seems like a lot of the positions involve having some business accumen in their specific field to supplement your I/O education. But, perhaps the MBA will help you out in that regard as well. Some jobs also list the I/O degree along with a myriad of other choices that qualify you for the position as well. Such as this one:

    Coca-Cola Refreshment Careers

    It's with Coke and they will take anyone with "MBA / MA / MS in Organization Development, Communication, I/O Psychology or related field". Again, you probably need domain experience for these types of jobs.

    Good luck to you.
  8. cgarretson

    cgarretson New Member

    Thanks, it seems like i've been asking alot of questions on here. Sadly i'm at the mercy of my ignorance.
  9. michellepinto

    michellepinto New Member

    A business degree is always helpful to help you with the intricacies of business. No doubt that the field will give you a hands-on knowledge but having a theoretical knowledge before that, is extremely important too. It makes your mind prepared for the challenges to come.
  10. denzaltrueman

    denzaltrueman New Member

    Degree means more in today for all. If you have a higher educational qualification it will be good for your career.
  11. collegestudent1994

    collegestudent1994 New Member

    psychology in business is termed consumer behavior. if you are interested in this area then a business degree is the way to go because you will learn about this marketing in all business degrees. also if your intentions are product development/consumer development then a business degree would be advisable. business degrees are very broad. for example a business graduate can have a career working with engineers, bring their new products to market and selling them.

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