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What are you minoring in?

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I personally have no clue. I was actually thinking of majoring in Accounting and minoring in Finance. Do people do that? :P
I'm a science student but chose to pursue business instead so I guess I would consider minoring in Chem or Bio but I don't see the practicality in that.

What about you guys?
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A photo of MattUK MattUK
Mathematics at the moment.
But I'm considering including it in my Specialist - I'm an Economics Specialist at the moment.
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I'm considering majoring in accounting and minoring in french.
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Usually you don't actually major/minor in a specific area of business. It does vary by school, but for example York and Laurier both have you majoring in Business Administration, and then you can specialize in one of the functional areas (e.g. accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, marketing, supply chain management, and some others).

With your electives, you can usually choose to complete an option/minor in ___. If you consult the undergraduate calendars, you will see the requirements to complete the minor. So you may be required to take 6 French courses, 5 of which must be 200 level and higher and one must be from x and y course.

Sometimes you can double specialize (like at Waterloo), but it's not overly common. A lot of students do end up minoring in something: a common one is economics. You are required to take a few econ courses for your business degree, so you can usually double count these credits, and then use a few of your electives to complete the minor.
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How do employers value minors?
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@JonathanEtienne wrote
How do employers value minors?


I heard they don't. IB and some other fields don't even value specific majors differently at all apparently.
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@JonathanEtienne wrote
How do employers value minors?


It really depends. Sometimes they won't give a crap what you minored in or what electives you took (sometimes they don't even check your transcript other than to verify your GPA). Other times it may be useful- if you're applying to some job with the government, a minor in French would be good. It can look impressive to some employers as well- if you minor in CS or something, the employer could recognize you have skills in this area and see you've probably worked hard vs taking bird courses. Other times your minor could just be a talking point for networking/interviews. "'Hey you have a minor in Russian, that's cool.' Yeah, I lived there for a month during the one summer..." or "'Oh I see you have a minor in economics, so do I.' Yeah, I really enjoyed ___ course, did you take that?" (slightly lame examples, but use your imagination).

As I see it there's four options: 1) Use your electives to get a useful elective, probably more work/lower marks. 2) Use your electives to get an elective in something you're interested in, possibly more work/lower marks. 3) Take random electives you're interested in, but no electives. or 4) Take random bird courses for electives, easier, probably much higher marks.

It's up to you what you choose. You can always talk to upper-years and people from firms you're interested in working at and see what their opinions are.
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@caveman wrote

@JonathanEtienne wrote
How do employers value minors?


It really depends. Sometimes they won't give a crap what you minored in or what electives you took (sometimes they don't even check your transcript other than to verify your GPA). Other times it may be useful- if you're applying to some job with the government, a minor in French would be good. It can look impressive to some employers as well- if you minor in CS or something, the employer could recognize you have skills in this area and see you've probably worked hard vs taking bird courses. Other times your minor could just be a talking point for networking/interviews. "'Hey you have a minor in Russian, that's cool.' Yeah, I lived there for a month during the one summer..." or "'Oh I see you have a minor in economics, so do I.' Yeah, I really enjoyed ___ course, did you take that?" (slightly lame examples, but use your imagination).

As I see it there's four options: 1) Use your electives to get a useful elective, probably more work/lower marks. 2) Use your electives to get an elective in something you're interested in, possibly more work/lower marks. 3) Take random electives you're interested in, but no electives. or 4) Take random bird courses for electives, easier, probably much higher marks.

It's up to you what you choose. You can always talk to upper-years and people from firms you're interested in working at and see what their opinions are.



Thanks.
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