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Hi buddy. My feeling is that we live in a "numbers" world. Facts and information run rampant.
Even though true marketing analysis does involve quite a bit of number crunching, there is always ambiguity and creativity involved in the world of marketing. As a result, there is a lot of risk taking involved in hiring marketing majors both in companies and even in the academic world. It's not an exact science.
I think the Northwestern University has one of the best Marketing programs. You can find out more here: USNews.com: America's Best Graduate Schools 2008
I think Finance degrees are safer both for the student and for the employer. The programs are more competitive and readily applicable. With a Finance degree from a great University you will be in high demand. Although theory is involved, there is a lot of linear analytical analysis that can only be done by people with high mathematical aptitude and strong logical reasoning skills. This means that there are only a select number of people that can actually do the work. It's hard to B.S. your way through a top Finance school. Companies and academic institutions know this.
With marketing majors companies and academic institutions may or may not get what they anticipate or anticipate what they get. It's not always easy to differentiate between the king of B.S. and the king of insight. People can appear to be creative or even brilliant, but when they actually try to apply that ostensible creativity, nothing good happens.