/ Asked by Aaron
I am interested in both risk management and finance. Which bachelor's degree should I pursue and why?
Answered by Sara, Hiring Expert at Grace, on Friday, October 28, 2016
I am glad you see both as potential career paths for you. I would obtain a degree in Business with a financial focus so that you leave your options open for the future. In both private and public sectors the options are abundant. If you do research on C-suite leaders, you will find that most started with a business or financially focused career. You have to understand the finances and the risks associated to be able to make sound business decisions. I wish you the best of luck as you solidify your career path.
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Both are great career paths! Depending on your school and course load, you could consider a double major in both fields. If you had to choose one, I would recommend a major in Finance. Finance is a field that gives you a solid understanding of a business and several successful business professionals I know have started on this track. A framework in Finance can provide a solid foundation for your career, regardless of the path you take. Since you also have an interest in Risk Management, I would encourage you to take a few courses focused on this. Having at least a few courses in Risk Management will help build your knowledge and skillset and potentially make you a more desirable candidate for both fields.
Best of luck with your degree and career!
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Thursday, December 1, 2016
It is great that you are going to pursue a degree in what you are passionate about! Too many students pursue degrees that they aren’t passionate about. I would recommend that you do some research and compile a list of universities that have strong finance/business programs and strong risk management majors. From this list, it will help you come to a better conclusion on what you should get your bachelors in. You may find that some of the schools on your list have finance tracks that could connect with your passion of risk management. Another great way to gain experience is through a minor. A minor will have a smaller number of classes, but will still allow you to increase your knowledge and skill level in that area. Either way, both are great options and will be a great career path. I wish you the best of luck!
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