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Undergraduate Business Programs

 

  • Bloomberg Business Week research various programs
  • Concerns undergraduate business program
  • Babson College-an eminent program in Needham, MA

 Economic realities, particularly high unemployment rates and skyrocketing college costs, are encouraging many students to consider studying business administration as undergraduates. Back in 1968, about 13% of Bachelor degrees awarded were in business.  This made business the third most popular major at the time. By 2008, more than one out of every five Bachelor degrees awarded were in business, making it, by far, the most popular undergraduate major.

Popularity of this scope tends to attract ever larger audiences of students to it. A good place to gain a better sense of what a business degree entails, and which programs are the best is the Bloomberg/Business Week’s site on the Top Undergraduate Business Programs, http://www.businessweek.com/interactive_reports/bschools_undergraduate_10rankings.html. Just to defuse the suspense, this year’s top business program was Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business. Besides the ranking, you’ll also find a lot of information about the various programs including the program’s length, the recruiter survey of the school (these are the people that interview the school’s business candidates for possible employment), teaching quality, median starting salary of graduates…all told there are 18 criteria to consider and weigh.

What I like even more about this site is it also has in depth reviews on each of the programs,  http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/?chan=magazine+channel_special+report . At this link you can find out detailed admissions requirements, academic requirements of the program, Alumni career information, and even graduate comments. There is a lot of information to compare and contrast. This is a good site to really delve into and learn from.

While Business Week’s listings might whet your appetite for starting to explore the world of undergraduate business schools, a recent book by Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus, Higher Education? How Colleges are Wasting our Money and Failing our Kids, raises a number of concerns about such vocational training becoming ever more entrenched in our colleges and universities. One of their first concerns is who is actually teaching business courses to undergraduates? It appears that many schools, including Wharton, prefer faculty with PhDs over actual hands-on business men or women. Business, by its very nature, is practical and hands on; just how effective can an academic with little applied business experience be?  Then there is the question about what these teachers will teach.  Many business teachers use case studies involving corporate strategy, which leads to the next concern about undergraduate business coursework: how many students will be able to apply such material to their first jobs in business?  A truly provocative argument arises from the fact that the chief executive of Costco majored in sociology; the head of Goldman Sachs, English; and the chairmen of IBM, Proctor & Gamble, Union Pacific and Wyeth all majored in history.  Are the liberal arts really passé and antiquated, or merely misunderstood? 

Despite that dose of reality, it still might be worth your while to preview one of the top business programs in the country at Babson College in Massachusetts, ranked number 17 on the Bloomberg Business Week 2010 listing. Babson, a school with only 1,800 undergraduates, all of whom graduate with a BA in business, mixes liberal arts and business coursework into what it calls a “practical business education.” During freshman year, all students take Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship (FME).  In this course students learn to start and run (and eventually) liquidate a business (with all profits destined to charity). Additionally, many of the classes are actually headed up by influential business leaders: CEOs, CFOs, and other executives, which directly, at least at Babson, contends with the Higher Education claim that business schools prefer academics to real business people.

Once again a lot of details and comparisons of Babson’s program can be discovered and made on the Bloomberg Business Week site. The key to this or any business program for that matter, is not necessarily the campus, the curriculum, or even the teachers, but the commitment, curiosity and dedication of the students to just get down to business. A lot of ideas, and even more sweat, might just be the place where your business acumen is sparked.

학부 경영학 프로그램

  • Bloomberg Business Week: 리서치에 훌륭한 싸이트
  • Babson College: Needham, MA 있는 뛰어난 경영학 학부 프로그램의 대학

 경제 현실, 높은 실업률, 엄청난 대학 교육비를 생각할 때, 많은 학생들은 학부에서 경영학을 전공하고 싶어한다.  1968년에는 대학생의 약 13%가 경영학도 이었으며, 경영학은 세번째로 인기있는 학과였다.  2008년에는 5명 중 한 명 이상이 경영학도이며, 현재까지 가장 있기있는 전공이다.

경영학의 인기는 더욱 많은 학생들을 끌고 있다.  경영학에 대해 더 알아보고자 하면, Bloomberg/Business Week’s Top Undergraduate Business Programs, http://www.businessweek.com/interactive_reports/bschools_undergraduate_10rankings.html.  에서 어떤 프로그램이 가장 좋은지를 파악할 수 있다.  미리 알려 준다면, Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business 이다.  순위뿐만 아니라, 프로그램의 길이, 리쿠르터(직원을 뽑고자 인터뷰를 하는 사람들)의 설문조사, 교육의 질, 졸업생의 평균 연봉…18가지의 기준 사항들을 알 수 있다.

필자는 무엇보다 이 싸이트의 깊이 있는 조사를 강조하고 싶다.  http://www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/?chan=magazine+channel_special+report .  이 링크에서는 입학요건들, 학업 요구조건, 졸업생 정보, 졸업생들의 설명까지 담고 있다.  또한 비교 분석할 수 있는 많은 정보들이 있다.  이곳에서 깊이 있는 써치로 많은 것을 배울 수 있다.

Business Week 보다 더 많은 것을 알고 싶다면,  Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus의 Higher Education? How Colleges are Wasting out Money and Failing out Kids를 권한다.  이 저서는 대학에서의 직업교육의 실체와 문제점을 제시하고 있다.  먼저, 대학의 경영학을 누가 가르치는가?  Wharton을 비롯한 많은 대학들이 실질적 비즈니스 men/women 이 아닌 박사학위를 가진 학자를 선호한다는 점이다.  경영이란 본질적으로 실용학문이다.  학위만 가진 실용성이 떨어지는 교육이 얼마나  효과적이겠는가?  다음, 이런 교수들이 무엇을 가르치는가?  많은 교수들은 회사 전력을 비롯한 cast study를 하면서, 학과수업에는 등한히 한다.  얼마나 많은 학생들이 졸업 후 첫 직장에서 이 공부를 적용하겠는가?  실제적인 예로서 Costco의 CEO는 사회학; Goldman Sachs 회장은 영어; IBM, Proctor&Gamble, Union Pacific and Wyeth 회장들은 모두 역사를 전공했다.  인문과학이 유행이 지났다고 할 수 있겠는가?

다음으로Babson College in Massachusetts대학을 the Bloomberg Business Week 2010 에서 17위를 기록함을 살펴볼 가치가 있다.  Babson 대학은 1,800명의 학부생 중에서 인문학과 경영학 과목들을 “practical business education’ 일환으로 같이 수강한다.  1학년 때는 모든 학생들이 Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship(FME)를 수강한다.  이 과목에서 사업의 시작과 운영, 그리고 처분하거나 헌납하는 것을 배운다.  또한 많은 과목들이 실제로 CEO, CFO 회사대표들에 의해 이루어 진다.  이런 면에서 Babson 은 적어도 Higher Education?에서 지적한 실제 사업가를 선호하고 있다.

Babson 대학에 대한 여러가지 자세한 정보와 비교를 Bloomberg Business Week 싸이트에서 알 수 있다.  결론적으로 경영학은 캠퍼스, 커리큘럼, 교수의 문제가 아니라 헌신, 호기심, 비즈니스에 임하는 자세이다.  많은 사고와 더 많은 땀만이 여러분의 비즈니스 능력을 밝힐 것이다.

Catholic Colleges Considered

  • The Growing Influence of Catholic Colleges in Congress
  • The Types of Catholic Colleges
  • The Leading Jesuit Colleges
  • Quick Review of the Most Famous Jesuit Colleges
When exploring potential colleges, many students start with their state schools or the more prestigious independent colleges, such as Duke, Haverford, Stanford, or the Ivies.  Some students, however, are attracted to the Catholic universities and colleges.  With over a 180 scattered across the United States, there are a number to choose among. A full list can be found at: http://www.catholiccollegesonline.org/cgi-bin/MemberDB2?MSQL_VIEW=/search/listbyname/view.txt . The realm of Catholic postsecondary schools comes with a wide-variety of approaches: Augustinian (Villanova University, PA); Diocesan (Seton Hall, NJ; University of Dallas); Dominican (Providence University); Congregation of Holy Cross (University of Notre Dame); and Vincentian (St. John's University of New York). Then there are the 28 Jesuit universities and colleges, all members of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, http://www.ajcunet.edu/index.aspx?bid=54 . Father Charles Currie, the Jesuit Association's president, recently announced that alumni from 15 of his member institutions compose almost 10% of the current, 111th Congress (in all honesty, the 110th Congress had even more members with 54-but 52 is no small accomplishment). Not surprisingly, the bulk, a total of eighteen, came out of Georgetown University, which is about four miles from the steps of the Capitol Building.  Boston College contributed seven, with the College of Holy Cross (Worcester, MA), and Fordham University (Bronx, New York) each contributing four. If you feel the pull of politics in your destiny, these Jesuit schools just might warrant a review. Georgetown University, founded in 1789, before the District of Columbia existed, is the oldest Catholic University in the United States. It contains four undergraduate colleges: liberal arts and sciences, Foreign Service, business, and nursing and health sciences. Its most popular majors, as you might expect, are history and government, followed closely by philosophy (especially bioethics) and foreign language. Georgetown is a breeding ground for future lawyers, congressmen, senators, and a former president. Boston College is another selective Jesuit university with campuses in Chestnut Hill and Newton, about 2 miles apart, in suburban Boston. The school was founded by the Jesuits to teach Irish immigrants. In addition to a Core Curriculum that ranges across disciplines, each freshman is required to take a writing workshop to assure competency. There are 60 Jesuits within the faculty of 900; they're able to magnify their influence through the philosophy, theology and ethics departments.  Even though 70% of the undergraduates are Catholic, the college has a secular feel. BC's strongest departments include economics, history, biology, chemistry, physics, and English. The College of Holy Cross resides on a 174-acre campus that is also a nationally registered arboretum. At one point, Holy Cross, like all Jesuit colleges, required its students to minor in philosophy, regardless of major. This is no longer the case, but Holy Cross does offer a unique program, the First Year Program (FYP), which 25% of incoming freshmen elect to enter. This program is composed of small seminars, in which students gain the ability to read analytically, and build capable writing skills. Biology, history, and economics are its strongest departments. Fordham University was founded in 1841 by Dagger Hughes, who also built St. Patrick's Cathedral and established the American parochial system. Known as the Jesuit University of New York, Fordham is now composed of four campuses, with the main campus in Rose Hill section of the Bronx. Its strongest departments include business, International Political Economy, and theatre (as Broadway is just down the road). Jesuit colleges and universities are vital parts of the US higher educational landscape. Though some students might shy away from schools with religious overtones, these colleges provide a good grounding in the liberal arts, seem to have a more secular bent, and, if you're interested, might supply you with just the skills you need to propel your congressional career. Ralph Becker Founder, Ivy College Prep LLC -------------------------------------- 카톨릭 대학들에 대한 고려
  • 국회에서의 영향력 증가
  • 카톨릭 대학의 종류들
  • 명문 예수교 대학들
유망한 대학을 찾을 때, 보통 주립대학들이나 명문 사립대학들(Duke, Haverford, Stanford, 아이비 대학들)을 고려한다.  한편, 어떤 학생들은 카톨릭 대학들에 매력을 느낀다.  왜냐면, 전국적으로 180 개가 흩어져 있으며, 다니고 싶은 좋은 대학들도 꽤 많기 때문이다.  이런 대학들을 리스트에서 조사하는 것도 유익하다 (http://www.catholiccollegesonline.org/cgi-bin/MemberDB2?MSQL_VIEW=/search/listbyname/view.txt). 카톨릭 대학들의 분야는 여러 계열에 따라 다양하다: Augustinian (Villanova University, PA); Diocesan (Seton Hall, NJ; University of Dallas); Dominican (Providence University); Congregation of Holy Cross (University of Notre Dame); and Vincentian (St. John’s University of New York).  또한 예수교 대학 연합에 속하는 28개의 대학들이 있다(http://www.ajcunet.edu/index.aspx?bid=54). 예수교 연합회장인 Charles Currie 신부는 111대 국회위원의 10%가 15개의 예수교 대학 출신이라고 밝혔다(110대 국회에서는 54명이었고, 현재 52명도 작은 숫자가 아니다).  이 중에서 18명은 Georgetown 대학 출신으로 이 대학은 국회의사당에서 4마일 떨어져 있다.  Boston 대학 출신이 7명, 다음으로College of Holy Cross (Worcester, MA), and Fordham University (Bronx, New York)  대학들이 각 4명씩 배출하였다.  만약 여러분이 정치적으로 일하고 싶다면, 이런 예수교 대학들을 당연히 고려해 보아야 한다. Georgetown 대학은 DC 가 생기기도 전인 1789년에 세워진 가장 오래된 카톨릭 대학이다.  4개의 학부 대학(liberal arts and sciences, Foreign Service, business, and nursing and health sciences)을 갖고 있다.  가장 인기있는 학과는 역사학과와 정치학과이며, 다음으로 철학, 언어학과이다.  Georgetown은 법학자, 국회의원, 상원의원, 대통령을 키워 낸 대학이다. Boston교외 2마일 밖에 Chestnut Hill과  Newton에 캠퍼스를 갖고 있는 명문 예수교 대학으로  Boston College가 있다.  이 대학은 원래 아일랜드 이민자들을 가르치게 위해 세워진 대학이다.  이 대학은 작문 능숙도를 위해 Core curriculum 과 함께 모든 신입생에게 writing workshop을 수강하도록 한다.  900명의 교직원 중에서 60명이 예수교 교인이다; 이들은 철학, 신학, 윤리학 강의를 통해 영향력을 발휘하고 있다.  70%의 학생들이 교인이지만, 대학의 분위기는 자유롭다.  이 대학은 경제학, 역사학, 생물학, 화학, 물리학과 영어학과가 강하다. College of Holy Cross는 수목원으로 등록된 174에이크의 캠퍼스를 갖고 있다.  다른 예수교 대학들과 같이 전공에 상관없이 철학을 부전공으로 택하게 했었다.  이제 더 이상은 적용되지 않지만, 이 대학은 독특한 First Year Program을 실시하며, 신입생의 25%가 가입한다.  이 프로그램은 분석적인 읽기와 작문 기능 습득을 위한 세미나로 구성되어 있다.  생물학, 역사학, 경제학이 강한 대학이다. St. Patrick’s Cathedral과 American parochial system을 만든 Dagger Hughes에 의해 1841년에 세워진 Fordham University 가 있다.  Jesuit University of New York로 알려진 Fordham 대학은 4곳에 캠퍼스를 갖고 있으며, 본교는Bronx의 Rose Hill에 있다.  가장 강한 학과는 business, International Political Economy이며, Broadway와 가까이 있으면서 theatre 학과가 강하다. 예수교 대학들은 미국 고등교육의 중요한 부분을 차지하고 있다.  어떤 학생들은 이 대학들의 종교적인 색채로 멀게 생각하지만, 이 대학들이 인문과학의 좋은 기초를 제공하며, 세상에 잘 맞는 느낌이 든다.  관심을 가져 본다면, 여러분의 국회진출을 촉진할 수 잇는 기술을 여기에서 익힐 수 있을 것이다.