MBA in Entrepreneurship OR Start New Biz


humston

Hello from Sweden everybody. I had a quick question I want to throw out there.

What has emerged as a long-term goal for me is that I would like to start my own web-based sales business.

I have a robust understanding about the technology that would be involved in my start up, but I'm absolutely clueless about the business aspects. When people talk about marketing and user segmenting, my head spins.

So I was considering an MBA that has a focus in entrepreneurship. I understand that Emlyon in France has a good one, and I was also looking at IE Business school in Spain and Imperial in the UK as well. I'm looking for something that would help me understand how business and entrepreneurship work together.

The other alternative is that I go out and just start my business. I've read a lot of news stories recently about how this is often a more cost-effective approach.

Hello from Sweden everybody. I had a quick question I want to throw out there.

What has emerged as a long-term goal for me is that I would like to start my own web-based sales business.

I have a robust understanding about the technology that would be involved in my start up, but I'm absolutely clueless about the business aspects. When people talk about marketing and user segmenting, my head spins.

So I was considering an MBA that has a focus in entrepreneurship. I understand that Emlyon in France has a good one, and I was also looking at IE Business school in Spain and Imperial in the UK as well. I'm looking for something that would help me understand how business and entrepreneurship work together.

The other alternative is that I go out and just start my business. I've read a lot of news stories recently about how this is often a more cost-effective approach.
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cvm

Hi Humston,

For sure, an MBA will give you a broader view about different topics you are not familiar with and maybe worth doing it.

However, discussing strictly on your mentioned aspects, maybe a shorter program (with less costs) on entrepreneurship will deliver your goal.

Please check the Cambridge post graduate diploma in entrepreneurship.

http://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/programmes/diploma_entrepreneurship/programme/index.html

If I remember correctly, Duncan mentioned somewhere about a good program in entrepreneurship at HHL.

Also, at a quick search I have found the following:

http://venturelab.stanford.edu/venture


Regards,

Hello from Sweden everybody. I had a quick question I want to throw out there.

What has emerged as a long-term goal for me is that I would like to start my own web-based sales business.

I have a robust understanding about the technology that would be involved in my start up, but I'm absolutely clueless about the business aspects. When people talk about marketing and user segmenting, my head spins.

So I was considering an MBA that has a focus in entrepreneurship. I understand that Emlyon in France has a good one, and I was also looking at IE Business school in Spain and Imperial in the UK as well. I'm looking for something that would help me understand how business and entrepreneurship work together.

The other alternative is that I go out and just start my business. I've read a lot of news stories recently about how this is often a more cost-effective approach.

Hi Humston,

For sure, an MBA will give you a broader view about different topics you are not familiar with and maybe worth doing it.

However, discussing strictly on your mentioned aspects, maybe a shorter program (with less costs) on entrepreneurship will deliver your goal.

Please check the Cambridge post graduate diploma in entrepreneurship.

http://www.jbs.cam.ac.uk/programmes/diploma_entrepreneurship/programme/index.html

If I remember correctly, Duncan mentioned somewhere about a good program in entrepreneurship at HHL.

Also, at a quick search I have found the following:

http://venturelab.stanford.edu/venture


Regards,

<blockquote>Hello from Sweden everybody. I had a quick question I want to throw out there.

What has emerged as a long-term goal for me is that I would like to start my own web-based sales business.

I have a robust understanding about the technology that would be involved in my start up, but I'm absolutely clueless about the business aspects. When people talk about marketing and user segmenting, my head spins.

So I was considering an MBA that has a focus in entrepreneurship. I understand that Emlyon in France has a good one, and I was also looking at IE Business school in Spain and Imperial in the UK as well. I'm looking for something that would help me understand how business and entrepreneurship work together.

The other alternative is that I go out and just start my business. I've read a lot of news stories recently about how this is often a more cost-effective approach.</blockquote>
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Duncan

I think these are good options. Also look at the MSc programmes in entrepreneurship that most of those schools have.
- Imperial http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/programmes/msc-innovation-and-entrepreneurship
- EMLyon has a great one with Purdue (which previously involved Babson).
- http://www.henley.ac.uk/management/pg-taught/mgmt-Masters-Entrepreneurship-Management-MSc.aspx

Also look specifically at courses more focussed on digital/technological innovation
- http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/msc-digital-entrepreneurship/
- A colleague of mine too http://www.ucl.ac.uk/msi/study/technology-entrepreneurship

I think these are good options. Also look at the MSc programmes in entrepreneurship that most of those schools have.
- Imperial http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/programmes/msc-innovation-and-entrepreneurship
- EMLyon has a great one with Purdue (which previously involved Babson).
- http://www.henley.ac.uk/management/pg-taught/mgmt-Masters-Entrepreneurship-Management-MSc.aspx

Also look specifically at courses more focussed on digital/technological innovation
- http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/msc-digital-entrepreneurship/
- A colleague of mine too http://www.ucl.ac.uk/msi/study/technology-entrepreneurship
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Duncan

A colleague of mine took this: https://venturelab.stanford.edu/venture and really recommended it.

A colleague of mine took this: https://venturelab.stanford.edu/venture and really recommended it.
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cvm

EMLyon has also a pure entrepreneursip master in colaboration with Purdue and Zheijiang University.

http://www.msc-entrepreneurship.com/

I think these are good options. Also look at the MSc programmes in entrepreneurship that most of those schools have.
- Imperial http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/programmes/msc-innovation-and-entrepreneurship
- EMLyon has a great one with Babson.
- http://www.henley.ac.uk/management/pg-taught/mgmt-Masters-Entrepreneurship-Management-MSc.aspx

Also look specifically at courses more focussed on digital/technological innovation
- http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/msc-digital-entrepreneurship/
- A colleague of mine too http://www.ucl.ac.uk/msi/study/technology-entrepreneurship


EMLyon has also a pure entrepreneursip master in colaboration with Purdue and Zheijiang University.

http://www.msc-entrepreneurship.com/

<blockquote>I think these are good options. Also look at the MSc programmes in entrepreneurship that most of those schools have.
- Imperial http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/business-school/programmes/msc-innovation-and-entrepreneurship
- EMLyon has a great one with Babson.
- http://www.henley.ac.uk/management/pg-taught/mgmt-Masters-Entrepreneurship-Management-MSc.aspx

Also look specifically at courses more focussed on digital/technological innovation
- http://www.gold.ac.uk/pg/msc-digital-entrepreneurship/
- A colleague of mine too http://www.ucl.ac.uk/msi/study/technology-entrepreneurship</blockquote>
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humston

Wow, thanks for all the great suggestions!

Seems like a post-graduate diploma or MSc program might be very valuable. How are these in terms of helping to connect student with potential investors? I understand that the IE and the EMLyon programs are good because they have strong connections with VCs.

Wow, thanks for all the great suggestions!

Seems like a post-graduate diploma or MSc program might be very valuable. How are these in terms of helping to connect student with potential investors? I understand that the IE and the EMLyon programs are good because they have strong connections with VCs.
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maubia

A colleague of mine took this: https://venturelab.stanford.edu/venture and really recommended it.


it's also free...:-) by the way there are also some coursera courses on this topic

<blockquote>A colleague of mine took this: https://venturelab.stanford.edu/venture and really recommended it.</blockquote>

it's also free...:-) by the way there are also some coursera courses on this topic
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humston

I've used Coursera before. But I'm a bit skeptical about its benefits, in terms of networking and possible connections with VCs and angel investors... There are some interesting topics but I think the interest is about as far as it gets.

I've used Coursera before. But I'm a bit skeptical about its benefits, in terms of networking and possible connections with VCs and angel investors... There are some interesting topics but I think the interest is about as far as it gets.
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