It’s kinda tragic that there are people who believe that they gained ‘skills’ from a BA in business.
Outside of a few snobby schools, it’s basically comparable to a BA in poetry! Just less interesting! That’s why you had to spend even more time and money as a grad student “studying business.”
You studied business for 10 years and came out working “on the bottom.” That’s your success story?
And, this was all before the recession, of course.
Telling these self-proclaimed 53 percenters they’re wrong is like shooting fish in a barrel or fact-checking Republican politicians, but I can’t help myself. Not only is this person’s entire attitude deplorable and his punctuation and capitalization obnoxious, etc. etc., but his (I’m assuming it’s a dude) strategy of buying food “BASED ON WEIGHT” is literally the dumbest thing I’ve read all day. In all those years of schooling, he didn’t manage to learn anything about nutrition or calorie-density? He’s making his grocery-shopping decisions based on good ole gravity times mass?
ETA: Also, I have to second the above opinion about the uselessness of undergraduate “Business” degrees. Further, people who pursue undergraduate “Business” degrees are, in my experience, 100 percent likely to be unable to use their brains.
Saying that everyone who studies business is “100 percent likely to be unable to use their brains” is fucking ludicrous. I use mine every single day thank-you-very-much. Business is applicable in every industry and every job, choosing to study it does not make you a good person, bad person, unintelligent person or any predefined type of person. It just makes you more educated! Since that is what degrees do. We do not need to like all the same things, but I think universally insulting a group of people is something everyone can actually agree is unnecessary, and, well, doesn’t take a great brain to do.
I believe that this was born out of the fact that many business majors are smug and arrogant to people who are not also business majors. The 53% is a ridiculous notion and is a great example of “missing the point,” but that doesn’t invalidate business degrees in focused fields. Sure, hate on people that study management (knows nothing yet wants to control all), finance (possibly evil (but quite effective)) or marketing (abuses the humanities/design without learning proper design). Statistics is an advanced mathematics degree and can be applied in any field. Business Lawyers are important to protect both consumers and corporations (yet they err on the side of corporations). Economists analyze data and make forecasts as well as recommendations on how to regress into a more comfortable rate of growth. Accountants log, investigate, and verify the veracity of financial records.
Arguably, some of the fields that are available in business are useless. But to make the statement that actuallyyouarethe47percent (a blog which I follow and appreciate) is hilariously baseless— it’s akin to saying “getting a BA in Liberal Arts is stupid, you’ll never do anything.”
Everybody is needed in one field or another. It just so happens that if you would like to open a business it’s pretty important to speak to a lawyer, a consultant, and a CPA. You can manage yourself and hire a firm to do the marketing but no matter what you’d like to do, people with these “useless BA degrees” are involved.
Now stop the hate and do something constructive.
[By the way: it’s a Bachelor’s of Business Administration, BBA.]
I’d like to take my poetry and plays and feminist literature and…read it to this person (while they were duct taped to a chair that was being slowly lowered into a tank full of alligators.)