Education: How to Become an Executive

With their recent shower of gifts to the nation's colleges and universities (TIME, Jan. 24 et seg.), U.S. corporations have shown their increasing awareness of the value of a liberal education. But gifts aside, none has gone so far in its appreciation as the Bell Telephone Co. of Pennsylvania. Last week Bell announced the results of as bold an experiment as has ever been tried in business: a fulltime, ten-month course in the liberal arts for young executives.

The plan for the course began when Pennsylvania Bell's President Wilfred Donnell Gillen decided that something...

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