Getting a business degree used to be a prerequisite to be able to be successful and achieve executive status at major companies in the United States. That changed for a time when those who had other types of degrees (or no degrees at all) were finding success, but many companies quickly shifted back to the old mentality after not seeing the type of success they’d hoped for from people without the appropriate degrees. This trend is continuing today.
We have some stats. We have some opinions. We have this infographic from WhatDegreeShouldIGet that breaks down the importance of a business degree in an economic condition that is both promising and terrifying.