Humanities graduates display better leadership skills in several key areas than those with a business degree, according to a study from a global leadership consultancy.
The DDI research showed that business graduates score predictably highly in financial and business knowledge, as well as strategic decision making. However, humanities graduates scored highly in several skills, including communication and inspiring excellence.
“Many humanities programmes incorporate debating, communicating, and critical thinking, which would contribute to well-rounded graduates in these fields,” argue the report’s authors.
Degree choice and leadership
The DDI research looked at 15,000 leaders, across 300 companies, in 18 countries. It then compared these leaders’ performance on eight leadership skills, against their degree.
Millennium School of Business Bangalore