TITLE

THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE BUSINESS MAJOR: IS IT INEVITABLE?

AUTHOR(S)
Hampton-Sosa, William; Friedman, Hershey H.
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
Proceedings for the Northeast Region Decision Sciences Institute;2013, p827
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Business is a very popular major today. Numerous articles have been written attacking the business major claiming that it is not rigorous enough and does not teach what it purports to do, especially in areas such as ethics. This paper discusses some of the problems with business as a major. The authors conclude that the business major will decline if key changes are not made today. These changes include injecting more liberal arts material into business courses and thereby ensuring that students develop the skills -- creativity, communication, ability to collaborate, critical thinking, compassion, and character/integrity -- that make them adaptable to change in the Internet Age.
ACCESSION #
88837756

 

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