If I could create my custom schedule at college, I would take the basics of every type of business course and then 90-100 credits of finance, economics, and some other upper-level business courses here and there because that is what I enjoy and the field I am aiming for. However, I don't think there is a university in existence that gives degrees to those whose education is so narrow, and I understand that other courses are important for a complete education.
To graduate, or sometimes even start taking business courses, one must complete a wide array of liberal art courses which include history, English, religion, literature, foreign language, philosophy, and many others. This does not go the other way though. You can study the basic core in high school, and then liberal arts in college, never touching a basic business or finance class in your life. How is this possible? How does an entire educational system miss arguably the most important subject to real life? No wonder we have a huge student debt crisis if many of those taking out student loans don't know even know what annuity is, and they're using them to pay for school.
Obviously, there are some exceptions to this, like 5 of the Ivy leagues being only liberal art programs at the undergraduate level, but for the most part, that does not make any sense. Is there a course of action you think that could be taken to change this? Or perhaps do you think that this isn't a problem? Looking forward to hearing that perspective if anyone on here has it.
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