Should Business Education be Specialized?

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Should Business Education be Specialized?
Abstract
Specialization has become a growing trend in business education. However, there is little empirical evidence which supports this trend. In an effort to illustrate this point the current research provides a review of specialization versus general education in business preparation. The research concludes with a review of the evidence and support for general studies and traditional approaches for business education.
Should Business Education be Specialized?
For students seeking a degree in business, there are a number of pertinent options which can be considered. Some students may choose to pursue a general education in business with the belief that specialized skills can and should be...
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