Take it from Shmuel Ellis—a business professor and administrator at Tel Aviv University (via Gawker):
Ellis said in his email that the business school recommends undecided undergraduate students choose disciplines like pure sciences, math, economics, psychology, computer science, history, literature, philosophy and architecture.
“Study of academic disciplines prepares students to think scientifically in these fields and form the foundation for advanced studies in graduate degree programs,” he said.
Lemme translate this biz-speak for all you non-biz majors out there: “Don’t major in business, major in a real field of study instead.” What is this guy, Sojourner Truth, Professor of Truth at Truth University? (Learn about who Sojourner Truth was, and what “truth” means, in real majors, like history or philosophy.)
This is the song that’s been running through my head ever since I saw this story: “Terminal Preppie” by the Dead Kennedys. This appears to be a 30-year old video of pretty poor quality–but I’m sure most of you out there probably already know the words & so can sing along: “No I’m not here to learn! I just want to get drunk! And major in business. . . ”
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