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Old 04-28-2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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Hey everyone I'm new here. I'm currently taking my last semester of classes in a bachelor business major in college. My business major was basically a broad range of different business classes like marketing, accounting, etc. So I was wondering, what kind of job can a person with a business major can get in a video game company?
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:51 PM   #2
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Production would be your best bet, though trying to get a job with publishers is also a good idea.

Sometimes you get some business specific roles pop-up, but they aren't common and production would be the closest I see to it for studio-work. Publishers are both marketing and business though, but don't deal directly with making a game.

That's the short answer, the long answer would point you to a few links, but if you've found this website and you're truly a business student, you should have good enough research skills to find a ton yourself.
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Production, Marketing, PR, Accounting all should be applicable.
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Production, Marketing, PR, Accounting all should be applicable.
I think I would be interested in marketing the video game. But will marketing make me work close to the development of the videogame because that is what I really want. What do I need to do or what I'm i missing to make that happen.
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I think I would be interested in marketing the video game. But will marketing make me work close to the development of the videogame because that is what I really want. What do I need to do or what I'm i missing to make that happen.
If you want to work with the development team, then I would suggest pursuiting a production role.
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Old 05-01-2009, 07:35 PM   #6
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But will marketing make me work close to the development of the videogame because that is what I really want.
No, it won't.

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What do I need to do or what I'm i missing to make that happen.
Work in a role that is part of the main development team.
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No, it won't.


Work in a role that is part of the main development team.
Is there a name for that type of job?
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Out of the ones that are applicable to a business degree, Production and possibly Development Management. The former is still relatively detached from the day to day development of the projects and on 'checking up' from time to time.
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