First off, thanks to anyone who throws in their 2 cents, I really appreciate it.
I am currently entering my 5th year of a Honours CIS Co-op degree in Canada. I started off with CS Software Engineering but realized that I lacked the passion to program that would make me succeed in the program. I took a few Business classes and even though they wernt terribly exciting I did well in them (accountings etc).
So I switched to CIS. I am now 6 courses from graduation, and I can only take 5 courses a semester, so as I am now I graduate next April taking 3 classes a semester. I have been thinking a lot lately of what to do when I graduate as I have no clue.
So I was talking to a friend who told me about a Dual Major program my school offers. Its a Honours Business Administration and Computer Science. Seeing as I have all of the CS credits, and a majority of the business credits, I would need 11 courses to graduate from this Dual Major degree. Its not 2 degree's but a dual major which I have been thinking may open more doors than just a CIS degree.
If I switch I will have to take 10 business courses and 1 more CS course, 4 courses I have taken will have been for nothing as they wont contribute to my degree when I graduate. The courses are a Intermediate Finance, Quantitative Decision models, Economics etc etc. It would require 2 full semesters and 1 summer class to finish, but I would be done roughly around the same time or at worst by end of next summer. I was then planning on taking off to europe for 2 months backpacking in hopes to get some direction in my life.
So my question is, is a Dual Major in Business and Computer Science *tho it is a BA not a BSC*, considered better than a CIS degree? And does it warrant enouhg for me to add 5 more classes to graduate with it? This decision is racking my mind and im thinking long term the dual major will open more doors, but who knows?
Furthermore if I ever wanted a MBA in Canada, having a base business degree entitles me to a 1 year fast track MBA rather than the traditional 2 year. So I could PT a MBA after a few years of work and be done it faster.
Thanks in advance for any help given.