Undergrad Business Students Work Least, Learn Least?

April 28, 2011 by  
Filed under College Newswire

The NY Times lambasted undergraduate business majors in a major expose on what college students are actually learning.
Business majors spend less time preparing for class than do students in any other broad field, according to the most recent National Survey of Student Engagement: nearly half of seniors majoring in business say they spend fewer than 11 hours a week studying outside class. (NY Times 4/14/11)
With 20% of all undergrads majoring in business, this is no small concern.  We have been advising families for years against the undergraduate business major (except at a small handful of colleges with truly outstanding programs), due to the lack of rigor and skill building in the business major curriculum. To measure the failure of... Read More »