WSJ: MBAs Lack Effective Communication Skills

Evidence is growing, says the Wall Street Journal, that MBA students lack effective communication skills. The article cites a number of businesses that are unhappy with the paltry writing abilities of recent graduates. What it does not say is that learning how to write often comes from reading great literature: it’s impossible to know what good writing looks like if your reading is limited to college textbooks and commercial schlock. This article confirms what many said in the NYT debate: that the humanities are more crucial than ever to succeeding in the modern marketplace. Read here: http://online.wsj.com/article_email/SB10001424052748703409904576174651780110970-lMyQjAxMTAxMDIwMjEyNDIyWj.html

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