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Thinking of STUDYING Marketing

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Mcgyyver, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. Mcgyyver

    Mcgyyver Junior Member

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    Hello guys

    I am 20 years old and I live in Switzerland.

    I have finished my apprenticeship in a bank which lasted 3 years. Currently I am trying to figure out what I should study. I thought of studying marketing since I am really interested in that topic.

    - Has anyone here studied marketing?
    - If yes, what did you learn about and do you think the informations you receveived are actually useful?
    - What are you planing to do afterwards/what are you working as now?

    Please answer me some of those questions.

    Would really help me out with my descicion.
     
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  2. Mcgyyver

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    It's called Communication&Marketing.
     
  3. Naroha

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    going to study marketing and digital media beginning from this summer on :) Iam hyped as hell, hope you will have fun too x)!
     
  4. Mcgyyver

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    Yea man I just saw that in my country there's on section called Communication&Marketing and one Master of Science in Business Administration with a Major in Online Business and Marketing
     
  5. mickyfu

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    Go learn marketing off someone who teaches it, and you may ask yourself why this teacher is teaching marketing, and not practicing marketing. Well I think you know the answer.

    Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach.
     
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    Doesn't always mean they can't teach it well though. Even the ones who practice marketing likely learned from a teacher not practicing.
     
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  7. dilonious

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    I did for a while in school. My GF at the time got her degree in it and competed in marketing/advertising nationwide competitions. It is pretty fucking dumb. It's buzzwords and 5+ years behind the real world. PLUS, working in marketing/ad agencies is THE WORST. They try to make it look like a fun party atmosphere.. but you're getting paid to do what the client tells you.. not be an artist or tell the client what is best. Agency life is 80 hour weeks and endless crazy deadlines.

    Honestly, learn a programing language or graphic design and read marketing books in your spare time.
     
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    A Marketing degree is just about as useful as a Communications degree. I guess your university just compacted the two majors into one as to not confuse anyone. IMHO choose a different major or don't go at all.
     
  11. Naroha

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    well i learned how to drive a bike from my dad, and guess what he know how to drive a bike
     
  12. thaqu

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    @Mcgyyver

    Hey, I haven't studied marketing specifically however, I am on my last year of my degree in business and commercial law and have had a couple of marketing modules as part of my degree. Let me ask you this: what type of skills do you think a degree in marketing/communication will give you? To a potential employer, how does your degree make you more qualified than, say, someone who has a traditional MBA? The problem with marketing is that all the various business studies have some marketing modules but many of them cover other more specific topics as well (such as law or advanced mathematics). Of cause, if you want to go all the way and get a ph.d. and do actual academic research then marketing/communication is as good a topic as any, but from a employ ability point of view I would strongly reconsider. Then again, if you speak a foreign and exotic language that is also useful in a business context (such as Mandarin, Cantonese, etc.) having a degree in communication might be useful because you have language skills that can enhance the degree's usefulness.
    All in all, if you are interested in marketing and also want a uni degree just get a traditional business degree. It will give you almost all the same opportunities as a degree in marketing and you learn a bunch of other interesting topics as well.

    That's my 2 cent on the topic, take it or leave it.
     
  13. mickyfu

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    In away correct, but personally I don't trust these people. When at college studying HTML and Visual Basics, I now know a large percentage of the things I was taught to be incorrect.
    Completely different scenarios. You don't teach someone how to be a brain surgeon and work for £8 a hour.
     
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  14. thaqu

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    While I agree with this statement when it comes to things such as "learn how to make money" uni is quite different. First of all, the people who teaches uni classes often get paid competitive salaries. As a result teaching uni classes can be a nice additional income when you are already working another full time job. None of the teachers i've had at uni have been full time teachers. They just have a couple of classes per week besides their 9 to 5.
     
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    I understand this, however I would put marketing in the same set. Marketing skills tend to be based around your mind set and how you think, and not something that can be taught. Just my opinion, it is just one of the many worthless degrees out there.

    And whilst I agree with you about teachers and universities. I would take an educated guess that most teachers of marketing are clueless, and never put their "knowledge" into practice.

    They just pass a few higher education courses, go on to do a degree, then become a teacher. Repeat what they were taught and read, none of it having much basis behind it.
     
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    @OP, if you insist on studying, go study marketing or something related to big data and data analysis.
     
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    school is a scam
     
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  18. thaqu

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    True that.
     
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    Its not a scam, getting a degree is one of the best choices someone can make.
     
  20. MyGirlfriendIsaPBN

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    I got my marketing diploma at a community college here in canada. I then transfered the credits earned in that diploma and got myself a BBA at one of the best universities in canada. Now im prepping to get my MBA.

    In terms of what I learned doing the marketing diploma? Not a god damn thing. I did it so I could finish my degree early and teach english abroad. In the scope of digital marketing, I learned more browsing forums than any of my marketing classes. Also, industry related expierince>>>>>>>>>>any diploma/degree.