WSJ Questions Value of the Business Degree


“The biggest complaint: The undergraduate degrees focus too much on
the nuts and bolts of finance and accounting and don’t develop enough
critical thinking and problem-solving skills through long essays,
in-class debates and other hallmarks of liberal-arts courses.

Companies say they need flexible thinkers with innovative ideas and a
broad knowledge base derived from exposure to multiple disciplines. And
while most recruiters don’t outright avoid business majors, companies
in consulting, technology and even finance say they’re looking for
candidates with a broader academic background.”

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