On 7/14/05, Scott, Paul (FPM) <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> All this leads me to believe that the best thinkers, whether their majors be
> in business, archives, or art appreciation, have the competencies that we
> require for our profession.
Now this response may seem like fence-sitting to some but I agree with
both Bruce and Paul. I have two degrees in history which taught me how
to research, analyze and to compose cogent, reasoned arguments that
support my position. And yet we need to understand basic economics,
personnel management and other business disciplines.
Although I took no business admin courses during my undergraduate days
I hazard to say that over the past 25 years my work experience has
been like a graduate degree in business. I've made every effort to
learn the budgeting (and how to support my requests), project
management, business process analysis, and more. I'm not perfect but
I'm always willing to learn more.
What we need to remember is that our education does not stop when we
receive a degree, it must be ongoing otherwise we become stagnant.
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