Best Masters for Practical Entrepreneurship (Decision this week!)


Hi my name is Jacob,

I am going to Entrepreneurship school next fall and need to decide between a few different MSc of Entrepreneurship programs I was accepted into. Here is a list of the graduate schools that I have been accepted to.

Imperial College London
Amsterdam School of Business
Bayes City University of London
Vlerick Business School
University College London
Middlesex University London
University of Manchester

I think I am deciding between University of Amsterdam, Bayes City University of London, and Imperial College London.

My main goal of the program is to learn practical entrepreneurship. In the time leading up to the start of my classes, I have been learning 3D printing. I then set up an Etsy shop that sells various statement planters and will grow the business to use as a medium to learn the concepts of entrepreneurship.

I would like to know which schools are best at producing successful entrepreneurs based off of practical learning. Many MSC Entrepreneurship programs are theory and research based which I don't think is my style.

I am also on a GI Bill scholarship which will pay for $26,000 of the tuition fees for me. Imperial would cost me $4,500, Bayes would cost $1,500, and all of the other schools would be covered completely.

Any help is appreciated!

[Edited by Jacob Katz on Mar 06, 2023]

Hi my name is Jacob,

I am going to Entrepreneurship school next fall and need to decide between a few different MSc of Entrepreneurship programs I was accepted into. Here is a list of the graduate schools that I have been accepted to.

Imperial College London
Amsterdam School of Business
Bayes City University of London
Vlerick Business School
University College London
Middlesex University London
University of Manchester

I think I am deciding between University of Amsterdam, Bayes City University of London, and Imperial College London.

My main goal of the program is to learn practical entrepreneurship. In the time leading up to the start of my classes, I have been learning 3D printing. I then set up an Etsy shop that sells various statement planters and will grow the business to use as a medium to learn the concepts of entrepreneurship.

I would like to know which schools are best at producing successful entrepreneurs based off of practical learning. Many MSC Entrepreneurship programs are theory and research based which I don't think is my style.

I am also on a GI Bill scholarship which will pay for $26,000 of the tuition fees for me. Imperial would cost me $4,500, Bayes would cost $1,500, and all of the other schools would be covered completely.

Any help is appreciated!
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Duncan

Imperial is better for intrapreneurship and corporate innovation, including design thinking and bringing tech to market. Bayes is better, way better, for new business start up and scale up. Only at Bayes will you get deeply into the entrepreneurs' challenges and opportunities as deeply. 
I would exclude UvA: the quality of resources and the experience will be less there. 

Imperial is better for intrapreneurship and corporate innovation, including design thinking and bringing tech to market. Bayes is better, way better, for new business start up and scale up. Only at Bayes will you get deeply into the entrepreneurs' challenges and opportunities as deeply.&nbsp;<br>I would exclude UvA: the quality of resources and the experience will be less there.&nbsp;
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Obinna

Hey Jacob, I do not know your goals post-study so my thoughts here may not fit your objectives yet you may also want to consider HHL (Germany) and Babson College (US).

These 2 schools have the best curriculum and structure for a practical entrepreneurship programme. With HHL though, you will need a GMAT to apply for the course. And with HHL you will have a mandatory internship with a business accelerator for some months whilst on the programme. 

Hey Jacob, I do not know your goals post-study so my thoughts here may not fit your objectives yet you may also want to consider HHL (Germany) and Babson College (US).<br><br>These 2 schools have the best curriculum and structure for a practical entrepreneurship programme. With HHL though, you will need a GMAT to apply for the course. And with HHL you will have a mandatory internship with a business accelerator for some months whilst on the programme.&nbsp;<br>
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Duncan

EMLyon could also be an option for the same reason. 

EMLyon could also be an option for the same reason.&nbsp;
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Hey Jacob, I do not know your goals post-study so my thoughts here may not fit your objectives yet you may also want to consider HHL (Germany) and Babson College (US).

These 2 schools have the best curriculum and structure for a practical entrepreneurship programme. With HHL though, you will need a GMAT to apply for the course. And with HHL you will have a mandatory internship with a business accelerator for some months whilst on the programme. 


Thank you for the recommendations. As I have already been through the application process, I think that these schools that have offered me a position in their cohort will be the final cut. Any thoughts on Bayes or Imperial would be much appreciated though Obinna!

[quote]Hey Jacob, I do not know your goals post-study so my thoughts here may not fit your objectives yet you may also want to consider HHL (Germany) and Babson College (US).<br><br>These 2 schools have the best curriculum and structure for a practical entrepreneurship programme. With HHL though, you will need a GMAT to apply for the course. And with HHL you will have a mandatory internship with a business accelerator for some months whilst on the programme.&nbsp;<br> [/quote]<br><br>Thank you for the recommendations. As I have already been through the application process, I think that these schools that have offered me a position in their cohort will be the final cut. Any thoughts on Bayes or Imperial would be much appreciated though Obinna!
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Imperial is better for intrapreneurship and corporate innovation, including design thinking and bringing tech to market. Bayes is better, way better, for new business start up and scale up. Only at Bayes will you get deeply into the entrepreneurs' challenges and opportunities as deeply. 
I would exclude UvA: the quality of resources and the experience will be less there. 


Hey Duncan, thanks for the great insights! Why would you say Bayes is much better for a startup/growth of a new business? I'd love to hear your reasons.

I have narrowed it down to Bayes or Imperial.

My thoughts on Imperial is that the resources and networks they have along with the Imperial Lab would be very helpful for financing or mentoring my new startup. I also think their faculty may be more dynamic, just after looking at their bios and comparing to Bayes (much older crowd of professors). 

Bayes, however, is more focused on starting a business while Imperial can lead to innovations within multiple fields. This is the sense that I get when looking at their course load. Imperial is also a very highly ranked entrwepreneurship school and I think I have the choice to be a big fish in a small pond or a regular fish in a relatively larger lake. Not sure where to go from here, but my decision will likely come this week. 

Any other recommendations or people to talk to would be extremely helpful. Thank you!

[quote]Imperial is better for intrapreneurship and corporate innovation, including design thinking and bringing tech to market. Bayes is better, way better, for new business start up and scale up. Only at Bayes will you get deeply into the entrepreneurs' challenges and opportunities as deeply.&nbsp;<br>I would exclude UvA: the quality of resources and the experience will be less there.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Hey Duncan, thanks for the great insights! Why would you say Bayes is much better for a startup/growth of a new business? I'd love to hear your reasons.<br><br>I have narrowed it down to Bayes or Imperial.<br><br>My thoughts on Imperial is that the resources and networks they have along with the Imperial Lab would be very helpful for financing or mentoring my new startup. I also think their faculty may be more dynamic, just after looking at their bios and comparing to Bayes (much older crowd of professors).&nbsp;<br><br>Bayes, however, is more focused on starting a business while Imperial can lead to innovations within multiple fields. This is the sense that I get when looking at their course load. Imperial is also a very highly ranked entrwepreneurship school and I think I have the choice to be a big fish in a small pond or a regular fish in a relatively larger lake. Not sure where to go from here, but my decision will likely come this week.&nbsp;<br><br>Any other recommendations or people to talk to would be extremely helpful. Thank you!
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Duncan

Bayes would be the big fish in the small pond option. At Imperial, entrepreneurship will be geared around the programmes outside the business school. I don't get why you think the Imperial faculty are better. The Bayes course seems to be designed and taught more by entrepreneurs.  

Bayes would be the big fish in the small pond option. At Imperial, entrepreneurship will be geared around the programmes outside the business school. I don't get why you think the Imperial faculty are better. The Bayes course seems to be designed and taught more by entrepreneurs.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>
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