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College Majors Most in Demand by Employers

As college commencement season approaches graduates might be surprised to hear they should expect improving job prospects, according to a new study released Thursday by CareerBuilder and

The study finds that 57 percent of employers say they plan to hire new college graduates, up from 53 percent last year. Of those surveyed, 39 percent said business majors were most desirable. Communications and journalism majors received 7 percent.

However, it's not all good news for this year's graduating seniors. One in four employers feel recent graduates aren't ready for the real world. Employers blame academic institutions for inadequately preparing students for positions needed within their organization.

The survey was conducted online within the U.S. among 2,138 hiring managers and human resource professionals. Employers were able to choose more than one major.