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I am interested in programming but I think eventually I would want to have a management role in a tech company. Will a liberal arts degree give me the opportunity to find jobs in the tech industry or is an engineering school the way to go.
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6 months ago
Thanks! Pomona is one of my top choices so that is good to hear. Still not sure if it would have more value than let’s say a technology school or an ivy
6 months ago
Hey Jesse - I work at a tech company called Everbridge and was previously at a start-up and in VC. You're asking a great question. Unfortunately the answer is, it depends. If you want to be an executive responsible for Product Management or R&D, then yes, you'll need a technical degree and background. However, if you want to be an executive more on the business side such as Marketing, Sales, Strategy, Finance, then there is less of a need to have a technical degree.
6 months ago
Hi Eric, thanks for your response. I would still plan on majoring in computer science if I attend a liberal arts school. Is that not considered a technical degree? Furthermore, do companies usually promote engineers to become executives on the business side or are those people usually chosen from different backgrounds. Thanks