Stanford Offers Course in Economic Reality: Biz-School Students Train to Sell Cars

The standard university cap-and-gown day ritual goes this way: MBA alums chant gloatingly to other graduating classes: “We've got the money! We've got the money!” Engineering school grads, meanwhile, chant back: “We've got the jobs!” “We've got the jobs!”

What a burn!

Stanford University, long a font of economic savvy, has taken steps to help its recession-era business school graduates respond in kind. They're teaching students to become car salesmen.

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