Peace be upon you!
I am a female student in the University of Imam Muhammad for remote learning, and I am confused between specialty of business administration and economy, which is better functionally for me as a girl? What are the fields of employment for both specialties? I hope that you answer me soon so as not to miss the opportunity of choice.
May Allah reward you with a paradise which its width like the heavens and the earth.
As-salamu `Alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah's Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you!).
First, we are happy that you joined (Alukah Network), and we invoke Allah (may He be Exalted) to guide us to present all that is beneficial for you and for all questioners.
My dear sister, inclination, competence, and ability of a person is the only standard for specifying the field of specialty if the other academic conditions are met.
Therefore, it is neither my right nor anyone's right to choose for you, but your inclination toward that professional field of specialty and its practical applications is the only determiner for you.
I figured out that you know this matter well because in your message you asked about the field of employment for both specialties; and that is counted for you.
Therefore, I shall review the career of both specialties, and you have to find the suitable for your abilities and which achieves your ambitions.
As for the specialty of business administration, it has a wide scope of work because it includes many functions related to administrative control, personnel affairs, regulating administrations, administrations of offices and secretary, correspondence and mail, storage administrations ...etc.
Moreover, these functions are available in factories and civil bodies as well as private offices.
As for economy, the field of work is in financial and marketing specialties whether that is in the financial administrations in civil bodies, factories, or banks.
Sometimes the field is open for administrative functions that are given to the graduates of business administration because the graduates in this specialty have been qualified to study a number of administrative subjects.
It is possible for both sections to work as researchers or researcher-assistants, according to academic qualifications, in the specialized research centers which are involved in presenting specialized researches, studies, or statistics, moreover these centers may be subordinate to independent research foundations or as administrative units within a certain foundation.
And remember to perform Istikharah (supplication for guidance) and I hope that I explained it well for you.
I end my talk with invoking Allah (may He be Exalted) to guide you for the best choice, open for you the gates of goodness, and make you beneficial.