The Serenus Press is promoting an advanced academic program titled Business and History. Its objective is to link the study of history and historians' methods to solving problems common to private enterprise. A summary appears below. Visit our Business and History page to download the entire contents.

Contents of Business and History Proposal

  1. Business and History Proposal
    1. Why Business and History
    2. Goals & Participation
    3. Trial Programs
  2. Core Elements
    1. Orientation & History
    2. Essentials
    3. Logic, Reason, & Common Sense
    4. Oral History & Archival Management
  3. Business Basics
    1. Accounting & Finance
    2. Numeracy & Statistics
    3. Polls & Surveys
    4. Analyzing Uncertainties
    5. Information Technology Support
  4. Communication
  5. Examination
  6. Bibliography

Summary of Business and History Proposal

Some 242 public history programs are now offered in the United States and eight other countries. Many offer skills and knowledge useful in specialized business activities (archival practices, business histories, publishing). None prepare history students for general business careers. Business and History is designed to fill this void by linking the study of history and historians' methods to solving problems common to private enterprise. Broader in scope than a course on historiography, the proposed program deals with collecting, organizing, and verifying evidence, analyzing data, and presenting informed, logical conclusions in a business setting.

Business and History addresses a significant quandary faced by history students who value the study of history but lack clear career goals, have no intention to teach, or have vague plans for graduate study in areas such as business, law, or journalism. Chances are such students have neither been exposed to classroom instruction on how to apply their learning in a business setting nor received meaningful help from campus career services.

Business seeks literate, numerate employees, able to reason and apply substantive knowledge. Business and History instruction meets these requirements and prepares students to employ reason, place events in time, judge cause and effect, and present fact-based conclusions.

For these reasons, The Serenus Press is promoting Business and History. The complete revised text of our proposal may be downloaded from the Business and History page of our site. Let us know how we may help further develop a program. Write or email us at serenuspress@gmail.com.

Go to our Business and History page to download the entire contents.