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Posted about 7 years ago

 

Just want to clear something up before I decide to jump into one degree or another. I've heard/read that attaining a Business Degree in Business Management will get you through the ranks quicker and that it is a better degree to have over Criminal Justice. Personally, I think if you try to get the degree that moves you up quicker you may not be going into LE for the right reasons. Granted, most want to move up the ladder but for the right reasons and the right way. So, Criminal Justice route OR Business Management?

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I'm not a LEO so I'm guessing it would depend on what your trying to advance into. I read somewhere a Chief is suppose to have a lot of knowledge of money issues. That may be why you heard/read a business degree is better.


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

i would think public adminstration would help as well. .i was considering getting a masters in that, while i already have a degree in criminal justice..not in le yet though... but mentioned it to advisors at my old school and they thought it was a good idea


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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Every department may have their preference. When I look at candidates for hire/promotion, if they have a “person” oriented degree, it may tip the scales, everything else being equal. I mean is Police work is “People Management”.

CJ jobs don’t produce widgets, so the “bottom line” is everyone going home at night. That part of management you could probably throw out.

Management, Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, etc. would be given the nod over, say, an Early French Art and Literature major.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

I would say psychology, it is good for an officer to have a good idea about the workings of the mind before they go out amidst people who might wish them or others harm in my opinion.

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

Business degrees are the new rage. You can teach a new cop how to shoot, handcuff, DT, write reports, and deal with buttheads. Whats hard to teach is time management, which is what business degrees are about. Spelling and Grammar skills also might help. Spell check doesn't always work. Good luck

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Rate This | Posted about 7 years ago

 

any degree from an accredited college will pull alot of weight. but hark hit it on the nose with having a psychology back ground..more for you than just having a degree.

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Rate This | Posted almost 7 years ago

 

I have a 4 year degree in Sociology with a concentration in criminal justice, and a spanish minor. I'm in the process of getting my Masters, and its in public admin. I wanted a degree that wasn't just limited to law enforcement because if anything ever happened where I couldn't be a cop, I wanted to have options. Either way, the 4 year degree is the way to go. Within the next 5-7 years, a bachelors degree will become a requirement. Too much competition for jobs these days. At least in Michigan.