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I‘m just curious and looking for some other opinions. I am currently pursuing my last year of my Bsc in Business. Because of that, I’m strongly thinking about my future and playing with the thought to work in the computer science industry. Because I live in Switzerland I would have the possibility to start after my Bsc a Bsc at ETHZ. Now I don’t know if I really should consider this career path since it would set me back for a lot of year to enter the job market (or do you think a Bsc at ETH would be enough?). However I really do believe that the skills I would learn and the institution itself are outstanding.

My friends and family probably wouldn’t understand me and sadly I have no friends which are pursuing this degree.

I don’t know what answer I should expect but maybe opinions related this issue with myself 😂 Thanks!!

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  • "I’m strongly thinking about my future" Why haven't you done this before starting your current studies? We can't really make decisions about your life for you. Make a list with pros and cons, weight and consider them appropriately and then decide for yourself. (Btw. is there such thing as the "computer science" industry? My impression was always that industry cares much more about applied software design and developer skills.) – Roland Sep 23 '20 at 10:23
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You can work in the technology industry with a BSc in Business, you don't need a BSc in Computer Science. That said, it depends what exactly you want to do. Regardless, rather than acquiring two bachelor degrees, consider a MSc in Computer Science, rather than a BSc. That's the more common approach.

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  • As always, I'm a massive fan of downvotes without comments: You are destroying this community, congratulations... – user2768 Sep 23 '20 at 10:34
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    I don't vote at all (anymore) but some people downvote answers to questions they believe should be closed. – Roland Sep 24 '20 at 6:38
  • @Roland I don't see the logic - a question is bad, so any answer must be bad also - but I'm not surprised – user2768 Sep 24 '20 at 6:40
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    I see the logic. It's community moderation. Also, voting is free and not restricted in any way or form as long as you don't vote on your own content or target specific users. Asking for comments explaining votes is strongly discouraged. Users who explain their downvotes frequently become just targets for revenge and usually there is no productive discussion after such comments. – Roland Sep 24 '20 at 6:45
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    You are an optimist. I like that. – Roland Sep 24 '20 at 6:59

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