Georgia Fisher, assistant dean and director of undergraduate programs at the University of St. Thomas' Opus College of Business, takes issue with recent articles -- such as this one by the New York Times/Chronicle of Higher Education -- that suggest that business majors are just coasting through a major they got by default:
Perhaps much of this difference is due to how students define “studying.” In the minds of many, studying is defined as a solitary act of preparing for exams using books or other materials. Certainly business students need to master the fundamentals of their courses, and that mastery is often best obtained via solitary interaction with books and notes; however, the pedagogy of most of our courses demands that students are involved experientially in their course work.
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