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What schools are good to study business?

Coming this November/December I hopefully plan on applying to university. I want to study business, however, I have two questions: which schools are good for business? What in business should I study (I want something in demand but I am not interested in accounting since it is too boring for me)?   Since I am looking at schools, I want to go to a top school where the social life is great and there are diversity. Any recommendations?   Lastly, why is school ranking/reputation so important in Canada’s business industry?   Thank you all in advance

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  1. You want to pursue a business degree but can’t be bothered to conduct research via a search engine? You will never be able to close a deal with that kind of shortsightedness.

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  2. https://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/here-are-the-target-undergraduate-schools-in-canada

    These are the best schools. It matters where you go because they’re ranked differently. You wouldn’t put Harvard and another bottom-feeder school in the same level. Not all programs and schools are created equally. Business is all about brand recognition, reputation, and networking.

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    • But why? At the end of the day, a low level and a high level schools you’re going to get the same degree, Bcom or BBA. My teacher who is a former accountant said its opportunities and it only matters for you first job, after that employers don’t care where you went, but everyone on this site claims the reputation fo your schools matter. However, no one can give me a cookie cutter strau=ight answer as to why it matters.

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    • But why? At the end of the day, a low level and a high level schools you’re going to get the same degree, Bcom or BBA. My teacher who is a former accountant said its opportunities and it only matters for you first job, after that employers don’t care where you went, but everyone on this site claims the reputation fo your schools matter. However, no one can give me a cookie cutter straight answer as to why it matters.

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      • Ok, but how are you gonna get that first job? If you go to one of the more prestigious universities, large companies will do constant On-Campus Recruiting. This is by far the easiest way to get jobs. Companies coming to you and only giving opportunities for your school is a lot easier than going out and networking and applying to hundreds and hundreds of dead-end jobs.

        Schools like Western Ivey and Queen’s Commerce (and some others to an extent) have alumni that have consistently been in all fields and roles in the business world. Connections are the biggest way people get jobs and students that go to schools that have bigger reputations will almost always get jobs over lower-level schools.

        Also the type of degree you get usually doesn’t matter. Most companies have to retrain you anyway so most of what you’ve learned doesn’t apply in real life. Sure employers might not care where you studied after your first job but if your 2nd employer is a Qcomm or Ivey, they’re probably gonna pick a fellow alumni over a similar candidate that went to a different school.

        Hope that answers your question.

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