Business degree 'does not guarantee a job'


Business degree 'does not guarantee a job'
Graduates in business and management courses are not guaranteed a good job at the end of university just because of the subject they have studied, one expert has said.

According to Margaret Dane, the chief executive of Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, arts and humanities students - often seen as the least employable graduates - may be "more adaptable and flexible" than those who studied vocational courses.

Business or management based degrees are not necessarily a "passport" to success, she said.

"A well-motivated history graduate with some good work experience may be preferable to mediocre business graduates who think their degree is enough," she remarked.

Furthermore, Ms Dane noted that humanities students may possess the "broad education, thinking and communication skills that employers are seeking".

Only 27 per cent of arts and humanities undergraduates believed they would find employment after education, according to the 2007 UK Graduate Careers Survey.

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