The Best College Major for Aspiring CEOs

Jan. 2, 2012
As the New Year sees college students returning to school, and the annual ritual of the application process for high school seniors, we might consider the counsel of retired Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley. In a recent column, Lafley strongly argues ...

As the New Year sees college students returning to school, and the annual ritual of the application process for high school seniors, we might consider the counsel of retired Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley.

In a recent column, Lafley strongly argues that the best education for aspiring business leaders is one rooted in the liberal arts.

This might be surprising coming from someone who spent 33 years at the consumer goods giant.

Still, his argument is compelling:

"The formula for businesses trying to compete in today's economy is simple: hire employees with the mental agility, leadership and passion to navigate constant change -- in other words, hire those who are liberally educated."

Click to read the full column here.

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