Degree in humanities is great foundation for PE career — Rubenstein

David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, said in February that a degree in humanities is an ideal foundation for a career in private equity.

Science, technology, engineering and math are important subjects for those pursuing a career in business. But a humanities curriculum, which teaches students to reason, pursue logic and articulate an argument, are also key qualities, Rubenstein said in a Carlyle podcast.

To listen to the podcast conversation with Chris Ullman, managing director and head of global communications at Carlyle, please click here.

Photo: David Rubenstein, co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, speaks at Buyouts East on March 26, 2014. Photographed by Rob Paul for Thomson Reuters.