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Rybis

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Hey there guys; My goal is to open my own game development/publishing studio. Now, my current thinking is that I should do a university course in business, join an existing company - get experience in the industry until the time comes I can open my own. (feel free to tell me if this isn't a good idea in itself). My current problem is: Universities obviously don't just have a 'business' course. They have business accounting, business management, business marketing, business software application; the list is about 30 items long of different types of business courses! So for my goal, which one of these is relevant in your opinion?? Thanks guys, Ryan.

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well if you have enough money to hire specialists ( a.k.a. programmers) then you need some business management course. otherwise you will have to start as a programmer in your own company and then you need some programming courses. :)

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Now, my current thinking is that I should do a university course in business, join an existing company - get experience in the industry until the time comes I can open my own. (feel free to tell me if this isn't a good idea in itself).

In my opinion, that's the very best idea. It's what I always recommend.
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My current problem is: Universities obviously don't just have a 'business' course. They have business accounting, business management, business marketing, business software application; the list is about 30 items long of different types of business courses!

There's a reason for that. It's because business is complicated and deep.
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So for my goal, which one of these is relevant in your opinion??

All of them. It's best if you can get an MBA, in my opinion. Read article 29 on my website (see sig).

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My current problem is: Universities obviously don't just have a 'business' course. They have business accounting, business management, business marketing, business software application; the list is about 30 items long of different types of business courses!


Maybe you misunderstand what 'business' is. Those are all skills you need to have to be able to run a business on your own. Well maybe except the business software application if its just a programming course. The owner of a business doesn't work in a vacuum doing 'business' stuff. Especially in a small startup business you will probably be handling operations, management, accounting, and marketing all yourself until you can become big enough to hire people out. You can be sure that almost any CEO of any big company is more then familiar with those topics.

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My current problem is: Universities obviously don't just have a 'business' course. They have business accounting, business management, business marketing, business software application; the list is about 30 items long of different types of business courses!

Just occurred to me. By "courses," do you mean "classes" or "majors"? Because if you mean "majors," then pick management or marketing, whichever you prefer.

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