How Did Yahoo CEO Go a Decade With "Inadvertent Error" on His Resume?

The gut instinct for many people looking at news that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson listed a degree he does not hold on his resume is that it’s the allegation of a disgruntled investor splitting hairs.

But consider what Thompson embellished (or, according to Yahoo, inadvertently put on his resume): a degree in computer science. As Business Insider notes, it’s “a major credibility-builder in Silicon Valley.”

Stonehill College, which is where Thompson did earn an undergraduate degree in accounting, did not start offering degrees in computer science until 1983 – four years after Thompson graduated.

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