Want to know more about why arts are good for business and business is good for the arts? Americans for the Arts serves, advances, and leads the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. We’re trying to help them understand there may be so much more to a business education,” Walker said.
Businesses want workers who have the ability to think, the ability to write, the ability to understand the cultural or historical context of whatever business decision they’re making,” added Rachel Reiser, assistant dean at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.
Students choose from any major in the School of Business (Global Supply Chain Management, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Financial Information and Analysis, or Information Systems and Business Processes) and combine it with any major in Liberal Arts (American Studies, Communication & Media, History, Political Science, Psychology, Interdisciplinary Humanities, or Interdisciplinary Social Sciences).
Here are some other examples: a pre-law student can pursue an area of specialization in pre-law to help prepare for law school, or if you are pursuing a dual degree in Business and Spanish you can efficiently use your Spanish major courses to meet the Spanish area of specialization requirements for your general studies business degree.
But what I want to stress here, and it’s a very important point, is that when we talk about the arts in organisations, we are not just talking about bringing in some artist, or some artworks, that make things fun or nice for a while. And we are also aware of what is called arts management: the use of management to make sure the arts are able to survive and to prosper. Only by integrating the arts in our DNA can we create what I consider the true 21st century organisation.