The high unemployment rate has caused a significant increase in the number of business majors among undergraduate schools. In anticipation of job competition, students are looking to gain practical, marketable skills to give them an advantage upon graduation. However, many educators believe such majors prohibit students from building proper critical-thinking skills.
As a result, business schools are beginning to revaluate their curricula. They are considering incorporating more liberal arts courses to help round out undergraduate business students’ educations. In addition, some companies don’t place a large emphasis on a business education. For example, Morgan Stanley claims that only 60% to 65% of their undergraduate hires had business-oriented majors. So if you’re looking to find a job in finance, banking, or another business-related field, make sure you balance out your courses! Take both functional and liberal arts classes.