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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Too Much Business, Not Enough Thinking Outside The Box

More than one of every five undergrads is a business major, but the discipline might not deserve such a large following. Melissa Korn has details on The News Hub.

Undergraduate business majors are a dime a dozen on many college campuses. But according to some, they may be worth even less.

More than 20% of U.S. undergraduates are business majors, nearly double the next most common major, social sciences and history.

The proportion has held relatively steady for the past 30 years, but now faculty members, school administrators and corporate recruiters are questioning the value of a business degree at the undergraduate level.

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.

Click read more below or click here to continue reading this storyin the Wall Street Journal.