How Business Majors Study

It seems to be a great subject of curiousity of what business majors do in class, and what they study exactly. As a business major myself who sporadically scribbles intricate note cards about how Cost of Goods Sold affects Straight Line Depreciation, and then captions a picture with a line from American Psycho; I thought I'd give a glimpse into our world...

  1. 1. Supplies

    You've come to dominate. And domination comes from organization. We're talking highlighters, multiple pens, sticky notes, a travel label maker, white out, and a coffee card at the ready. 

  2. 2. A Prime Study Space

    We may have the best buildings on campus, but sometimes finding the perfect spot requires a little due dilligence. Ideally you'd like to find somewhere that Gordon Geckko or Jack Donaghy would thrive. Somewhere with some natural light, but not too much to be distracting. Close enough to printers, power outlets, and an ambiance of power. 

  3. 3. Notecards, Notecards, Notecards

    You'd be suprised how many acronyms you can come up with to get your entire unit on a 5x7 card. You need to make room for all those COGS equations!

  4. 4. Visual Aids

    Numbers are everything, but sometimes they're flat-out boring. Spice things up with pie charts, graphics, and color coordination. Make it sell!

  5. 5. Networking Break

    When was the last time you updated your LinkedIn? Checked in with references? Sent out resumes? Capitalize on this strategic thinking by taking a few moments to secure your future. 

  6. 6. Looking to Your Inspiration

    Andrew Carnegie said, "Every act you have ever performed since the day you were born was performed because you wanted something". We all have that person we look up to; whether that be a fictional mogul, a cinderella success story in real life, or the larger-than-life Carnegie. Use the words of whoever inspires you to handle dividends, the rates for tax withholdings, or analyzing the target market to get you through this studying stress. 

It's not all glamorous right now, but today's struggle is paving the way for future success. Make Carnegie proud!