Capitalism – The Number ONE Most Sought After Degree

Capitalism – The Number ONE Most Sought After Degree

A degree in capitalism? What in the world would that be? And why do so many students want one?

Even in such technical lines as engineering, about 15% of one's financial success is due one's technical knowledge and about 85% is due to skill in human engineering, to personality and the ability to lead people.--- Dale Carnegie

Is it the study of greed, or of service? Buying low and selling high? Of leading, of producing profits?

Okay, you guessed it. We’re talking about Business— literally, the study of how to make capitalism work.

Business is the number one field of study among ALL undergraduates. Maybe you should take a look at why.

Our world sinks or swims on the the economy. Doing successful business is what makes capitalism an success.

You say this can’t be relevant to you? You’re an artist? You’re studying medicine? Engineering? Think again.

Business is what makes all of those enterprises a success (or conversely, a failure). So have some respect. Read and learn.

Obviously, many of you are planning to take business. Many of you are already taking it. Many others of you plan to study for your MBA.

The numbers certainly prove it. The U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics says that more than 318,000 (of the nearly 1.5 million bachelor’s degrees awarded in 2005–06) were business degrees.

Yes, dear healers and liberal arts folks— capitalism rules the numbers. Business degrees DOUBLE the degrees awarded in any other field of study!

A group of business professionals sitting at a conference table.

Why? One huge reason is security in job hunting. Studying business involves career preparation— coursework in business strategy, statistics, accounting, finance, and operations management.

Business majors acquire powerful skills in quantitative analysis. Business courses in research, writing, and presentation, all build the business major’s skill set.

Another huge advantage— business school group projects teach students the kind of teamwork so essential to corporate success.

Take a look at the top 10 bachelor’s degrees conferred in 2005–06, by academic discipline.

Out of 1,485,242 total degrees given, like we said, 318,042 were business degrees.

Look down the list of all the others. A business degree, in a capitalist world, is necessary for the successful implementation of almost all of them…

  • Social sciences and history, 161,485
  • Education, 107,238
  • Health professions and related clinical sciences, 91,973
  • Psychology, 88,134
  • Visual and performing arts, 83,297
  • Communication, journalism, and related programs, 73,955
  • Biological and biomedical sciences, 69,178
  • Engineering, 67,045
  • English language and literature/letters, 55,096

Whatever career you go after, you will be involved with people with business degrees. You will depend on them for the life-blood of your enterprise— money.

Businessmen run the capitalist world. They make all other businesses keep turning. They make funds possible for engineering, the arts, medicine, and all the rest.

Face it— without profit, there will be no other fields of study, or types of work, for any of us. Business is essential.

It’s no accident that it is the number one most sought-after degree.

And, if the arts and engineering and so forth isn’t for you… if you are vacillating as to what to study, consider capitalism.

You might just learn how to survive!

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