Do You Need an Undergrad Business Degree?

Tuesday, Jan. 17: If you're interested in finding out about the job prospects with an undergraduate business degree, attend our online chat at noon EST

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Deciding whether you need an undergraduate business degree or something broader? Then you don't want to miss the live chat event on Jan. 17 at noon EST, where you'll be able to get the scoop from people who have been in your shoes. Our guests will be Milton Cofield, executive director of the undergraduate business program at Carnegie Mellon University; Jacqueline Morris, an associate with the Carlyle Group and a 2002 summa cum laude Boston University graduate with a B.S. in business; and Scott Menzer, a senior at the Lehigh University College of Business & Economics. They will answer your questions about life in an undergraduate business program and the career possibilities awaiting graduates.

A 1989 MBA graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Cofield is the executive director of undergraduate business at Carnegie Mellon. His teaching and research interests include imaging and graphic communications services, marketing and technology management, education administration, policy and leadership, corporate social responsibility, and business ethics.

Morris is an associate with the Carlyle Group focused on U.S. buyout opportunities in the aerospace and defense sectors. Before joining Carlyle in 2005, Morris was an analyst in JPMorgan's leveraged finance group, where she focused on the structuring and origination of high-yield bonds and leveraged loans for private equity and corporate clients.

Menzer is a computer science and business major in the business and engineering program at Lehigh. He recently helped launch an undergraduate student initiative to make microfinance loans more accessible to small-business owners and the working poor in Honduras.

Your host for this event will be Francesca Di Meglio, BusinessWeek.com B-schools community manager and reporter.

Hope to see you there!

If you can't attend a live event, you can send Francesca Di Meglio (Francesca_DiMeglio@businessweek.com) questions for the guest in advance, and she'll pose as many as she can. Please use the subject line "Undergraduate Chat." Or, you may simply read the transcript that we post afterward.