DISCOVER YOUR
INNER ENTREPRENEUR

Five ways an MBA can teach you to become one
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BUILD YOUR GLOBAL NETWORK

As an entrepreneur, you need a global network of contacts that can help you grow your business. An MBA program provides a platform to engage with a diverse pool of exceptional people spanning geographies and industries.
HEAR FROM TAYO, AN ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR

“To grow your career, 
think like an entrepreneur.”

Tayo Jackson, Darden School of Business

BUILD A FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS

The skills you gain in an MBA program will prepare you to run a business and make decisions that maximize your opportunities. In fact, more than 3 in 4 (77%) entrepreneurs from the class of 2015 stated their graduate business education helped them develop their business idea.

HEAR FROM RICHARD, AN ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR

“Business school has given me a different way of thinking about entrepreneurship.”

Richard Battle-Baxter, Stanford School of Management

EMBRACE CHANGE

The influence of disruptive technology has had a major impact on the way we work. In order to stay ahead and make a difference, you need to be an entrepreneur in the workplace. This requires adaptability, openness to change, and being comfortable with being uncomfortable — all attributes that are taught in an MBA program.
28%
of prospective business school students in 2014 considered careers as business owners, and a growing number of business schools offer programs and resources to help you turn your dream into reality. 
GMAC. 2015. mba.com Prospective Students Survey.

 

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PRESENT YOUR IDEAS EFFECTIVELY

Communication and other soft skills are essential for budding entrepreneurs. They will set you apart from the crowd. The business landscape is crowded with ideas in need of support and funding, so your ability to pitch to stakeholders is critical.
TOP 5 SKILLS EMPLOYERS WANT
Companies place a high premium on communication skills in their evaluation of business school talent.
1. Verbal Skills
2. Listening Skills
3. Written Communication
4. Presentation Skills
5. Teamwork
GMAC (2014). Corporate Recruiters Survey.

 

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LEVERAGE OPPORTUNITIES
OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

For emerging entrepreneurs, some of the most valuable aspects of the MBA experience are outside the classroom. Internships and clubs allow you to engage with alumni and other industry partners who may help you with a business venture down the road.
HEAR FROM ERIN, AN ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR

"Shark Tank helped mobilize my company, Grease Monkey Wipes"

Erin Whalen, Darden School of Business
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DO YOU HAVE DETERMINATION AND DRIVE?

In today’s global economy, you’ll need an entrepreneurial mindset to
thrive wherever you work, and an MBA can get you there.
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DISCOVER YOUR INNER ENTREPRENEUR

Five ways an MBA can teach you to become one
GET STARTED

BUILD YOUR GLOBAL NETWORK

As an entrepreneur, you need a global network of contacts that can help you grow your business. An MBA program provides a platform to engage with a diverse pool of exceptional people spanning geographies and industries.

 HEAR FROM TAYO, AN ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR 

"To grow your career, think like an entrepreneur"
 Tayo Jackson, Darden School of Business 
     

BUILD A FOUNDATION FOR SUCCESS

The skills you gain in an MBA program will prepare you to run a business and make decisions that maximize your opportunities. In fact,  4 out of 5 entrepreneurs from the class of 2014 stated their graduate business education helped them develop their business idea.

 HEAR FROM RICHARD, AN ASPIRING ENTREPRENEUR 

“Business school has given me a different way of thinking about entrepreneurship.”
 Richard Battle-Baxter, Stanford School of Management 
     

EMBRACE CHANGE

The influence of disruptive technology has had a major impact on the way we work. In order to stay ahead and make a difference, you need to be an entrepreneur in the workplace. This requires adaptability, openness to change, and being comfortable with being uncomfortable — all attributes that are taught in an MBA program.

 26% 

of prospective business school students in 2013 considered careers as business owners, and a growing number of business schools offer programs and resources to help you turn your dream into reality.
GMAC. 2014. mba.com Prospective Students Survey.
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PRESENT YOUR IDEAS EFFECTIVELY

Communication and other soft skills are essential for budding entrepreneurs. They will set you apart from the crowd. The business landscape is crowded with ideas in need of support and funding, so your ability to pitch to stakeholders is critical.

 TOP 5 SKILLS EMPLOYERS WANT 

The majority of the skills employers want in new hires are communication related.
1. Verbal Skills
2. Listening Skills
3. Written Communication
4. Presentation Skills
5. Teamwork

2014 GMAC Corporate Recruiters Survey
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LEVERAGE OPPORTUNITIES OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

For emerging entrepreneurs, some of the most valuable aspects of the MBA experience are outside the classroom. Internships and clubs allow you to engage with alumni and other industry partners who may help you with a business venture down the road.

 HEAR FROM ERIN, AN ENTREPRENEUR 

 Erin Whalen, Darden School of Business 
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DO YOU HAVE DETERMINATION AND DRIVE?

In today’s global economy, you’ll need an entrepreneurial mindset to thrive wherever you work, and an MBA can get you there.
FIND A PROGRAM