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What should I major in if I want to be a CEO?

I want to establish a corporation. Do I go to school to major in the trade of my business, like whatever my business will be about? Or do I major in something, if so what, that teaches me how to establish and run a business?

Asked By: redbone_6868 - 8/2/2006
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Although it does not take a degree to be a CEO, you can major in something of your interest of your choice or you don't have to if you already excelled at your interest. It is always good to know it. Second, major in something such as Business Management/Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing... More
Answered By: Anonymous - 8/2/2006
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I would do a masters in Business or Finance. Or Both if you can take the time & money to do so. Good luck!
Answered By: texasgal_n_ga - 8/2/2006
 
I'd say, get your masters degree in business administration. Then learn whatever you need for a specific business. With the MBA, you can get a job in any corporation and work your way up.
Answered By: Karen J - 8/2/2006
 
Experience working for a corporation is going to be the best thing for you, but you should also get a degree. I'd suggest majoring in economics or business/finance, and then going on to get your MBA. But really you can major in whatever field you like, and then get an MBA.
Answered By: Stephanie S - 8/2/2006
 
I don't think you are CEO material, if you have to ask for other people's help for such an elementary choice. The characteristic of a good CEO is his/her ability to take the right decisions in the shortest of times. That's not you, right?
Answered By: Hi y´all ! - 8/2/2006
 
Qualified CEOs of corporations should have leadership skills and be able to act decisively regarding, human, financial, environmental and technical challenges that face a corporation. They should have strong inter-personal skills and be familiar with Human Resources, Accountancy/Finance, Marketing and improving through... More
Answered By: andy14darock - 8/2/2006
 
if you are really business savvy, you'll be fine through experience..but its good to have a knowledge first... More
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Answered By: wcy - 8/2/2006
 
Business, Finance, Marketing, Communications, Accounting - I would try to major in one of these options and possibly minor in another. Or, if you definitely know what you business is going to be, you could also try to minor in a subject that relates to your trade.
Answered By: smm_8514 - 8/2/2006
 
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