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Business degree
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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