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13 Modern Business Classes Colleges Should Teach

Entrepreneurial Studies

“[U.S.] Student loan debt increased in the third quarter of 2020 by $9 billion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. That brings the total to around $1.7 trillion.”

Source: “Momentum builds for Biden to cancel student loan debt

In a world of climbing student debt and costs of living, schools have a responsibility (and opportunity) to not only train the next generation of employees – but also the next generation of business owners. If you aren’t specifically teaching coursework focusing on the details of starting, maintaining, and closing businesses – you’re failing at that purpose.

Portrait of two young African American entrepreneurs standing welcomingly together behind the counter of their trendy café.

There are millions of seasoned office employees who wouldn’t know the first things about starting a business even though they have more than enough technical know-how to perform the function of their intended business. This is a confidence gap caused by learning to be an employee and not an owner. There are nuanced differences and schools should teach them.

 

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