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LifestyleDeflation

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Hi all- I've recently been considering pursuing a career in international sales and business management. I'm attracted to such a career because it should give me an opportunity to help connect different cultures, as well as meet interesting people, solve unique problems, and travel extensively.

Currently, I'm thinking I'd like to pursue a double bs in international business administration and computer science with a minor in Chinese, then a master's in international management. I suspect I would start my career in technical sales at a software company, then likely proceed into a less hectic management position of some kind when I decide to settle down.

Can anyone who has done similar offer any advice? Do you think that I would be better off going with the more practical CS degree, and getting real world business experience instead?

Thanks for your advice!

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Thanks! I read the website, and I'll take a look at the book itself shortly, and read it if it sounds as useful as the commentary on it implies. That being said, my main motivation in getting a degree is to help cut through the red tape of dealing with international business- I already run a profitable company, but at some point I suspect I'll prefer to work for someone else, at which point having a relevant degree may, unfortunately, be more valuable than the experience I've gained through 3 years of success in my own small company.

EDIT: Also, FWIW, I would be taking as many transferable classes at my local community college as possible, as well as applying for as many scholarships as possible, so I suspect my education would be significantly cheaper than most.
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