Selecting the Right College Major in the Age of Chaos, the Global Internet Age

8 Pages Posted: 11 Aug 2013

See all articles by Hershey H. Friedman

Hershey H. Friedman

City University of New York - Department of Business Management

Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business; CUNY - The Graduate Center

William Hampton-Sosa

City University of New York - Department of Finance

Date Written: August 9, 2013

Abstract

Students want to know what to major in. There is no question that the rules have changed in the Global Internet Age and educators and students must rethink the goals of education. What made sense twenty years ago may no longer be true. After all, many skills can be easily learned using free courses on the Internet. This paper describes the skills and attributes needed in the global Internet age. If these skills are provided, students will be successful and colleges will never become irrelevant since individuals with these abilities can help an organization thrive.

Keywords: Higher education, college majors, goals of education, communication skills, adaptability, creativity, ethics, character

JEL Classification: C00, C10, C40, I20, L15, L21, L82, L86, M31, M37, O3

Suggested Citation

Friedman, Hershey H. and Friedman, Linda Weiser and Hampton-Sosa, William, Selecting the Right College Major in the Age of Chaos, the Global Internet Age (August 9, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2308135 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2308135

Hershey H. Friedman (Contact Author)

City University of New York - Department of Business Management ( email )

Linda Weiser Friedman

Baruch College, CUNY - Zicklin School of Business ( email )

17 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010
United States

HOME PAGE: http://cisnet.baruch.cuny.edu/friedman/

CUNY - The Graduate Center

365 Fifth Avenue
New York,, NY 10016
United States

William Hampton-Sosa

City University of New York - Department of Finance ( email )

2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
United States

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