Entrepreneurship MBAs are something of a contested path. On the one hand, plenty of people say that the “entrepreneurship bug” is an innate thing. And, we have icons like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Bill Gates who dropped out of college to found some of the biggest companies the world has ever seen, creating phenomenons in computing and social networks.
But, there’s a major case to be made for getting that degree, especially for younger or less experienced aspiring entrepreneurs. A full-time MBA program provides fertile ground for new connections, no matter what university graduate school you attend. It’s also a safe space for both spitballing ideas and learning management fundamentals as well as creating a network of other MBA students and partnerships for your future ventures in your chosen industry.
This type of degree will allow you to develop a strong understanding of business fundamentals, business analytics, innovation, and provide the skills and resources you need to build a business in the real world. Additionally, business schools will help you learn the ins and outs of networking while you explore your creativity with electives.
Here’s a look at what you can expect from an academic program in Entrepreneurship and how to figure out if it aligns with your goals.