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April 18, 2011
The Ugly Truth About Earning a Business Degree
Is earning a business degree a waste of time? That’s essentially what I said in a piece that The New York Times published today. Here is my post: But Can They Write? The Times asked me and some higher-ed experts, including biz school deans, to write about the value of a business degree because of a story that ran in...
March 9, 2011
Do You Need a Coop Program to Get a Job?
I wanted to share with you a question that I received in response to my last post: Is Any College Worth $50,000? The gist of my blog post was that no school is worth a $50,000-a-year price tag and that some affluent families are looking at schools lower on the academic pecking order that provide discounts. That prompted one of...
February 3, 2011
Combining Liberal Arts With A Business Degree
Not long ago on this blog and over at my college blog at CBS MoneyWatch I explored the prominent trend on campuses across the country – the business degree mania. I you missed the posts, here they are 8 Reasons not to Get a Business Degree Why You Don’t Need to Major in Business Today I want to share some...
January 21, 2011
Why You Don't Need to Major in Business
When I ask teenagers what they want to major in, I’m never surprised when many of them respond this way: I want to be a business major. The most popular college major in America is business. According to federal statistics, 21% of undergrads leave college with a business degree. That statistic drives me nuts. Contrary to conventional wisdom, students don’t...