Evaluating if MBA would be the best choice as an entrepreneur


Hello everyone,

I am super new to this platform. I have 5 years of working experience in software development and tech industry and among 2 years of my experience, I established a company with my ex-colleagues when I was studying in Japan for my Master's Degree in Information Technology. I was CTO at that time handling software development for an online marketplace platform and also business development jobs as well like finding investors, merchant acquisitions and stuffs. After that, for some reasons I left Japan, my company as well, and returned to my home country, Indonesia, to start my own all over again.

However, I am still kind of evaluating and gathering opinions on whether MBA would be a good choice for an entrepreneur. I am building and starting up an online platform that helps people in Indonesia to market their good quality crafts to obtain international sales. My aim is to actually setup office internationally so that there is a chance for international expansion, pitching my business to investors, networking, and also to be able to manage business on the target market of the country (mainly for customer supports and merchant acquisitions of that country) where the office is set up. However, to do that, I have to own a good reason to live on the country of my choice. I was wondering, is MBA a good choice in this matter?


I look forward to your opinions and answers

[Edited by Ahmad Ridwan Fauzi on Aug 24, 2021]

Hello everyone,<br><br>I am super new to this platform. I have 5 years of working experience in software development and tech industry and among 2 years of my experience, I established a company with my ex-colleagues when I was studying in Japan for my Master's Degree in Information Technology. I was CTO at that time handling software development for an online marketplace platform and also business development jobs as well like finding investors, merchant acquisitions and stuffs. After that, for some reasons I left Japan, my company as well, and returned to my home country, Indonesia, to start my own all over again.<br><br>However, I am still kind of evaluating and gathering opinions on whether MBA would be a good choice for an entrepreneur. I am building and starting up an online platform that helps people in Indonesia to market their good quality crafts to obtain international sales. My aim is to actually setup office internationally so that there is a chance for international expansion, pitching my business to investors, networking, and also to be able to manage business on the target market of the country (mainly for customer supports and merchant acquisitions of that country) where the office is set up. However, to do that, I have to own a good reason to live on the country of my choice. I was wondering, is MBA a good choice in this matter?<br><br>
I look forward to your opinions and answers
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Duncan

An MBA would be a good choice. I also wonder if the EMMS degree from Esade and Bocconi might meet your needs. 

An MBA would be a good choice. I also wonder if the EMMS degree from Esade and Bocconi might meet your needs.&nbsp;
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Thanks for your answers Duncan. I will research about your recommendation. 1f44d

Thanks for your answers Duncan. I will research about your recommendation.&nbsp;:thumbsup:
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I have been researching the EMMS degree. I think it suits my goal the best and also because the tuition fee is much cheaper than MBA degree. However, mainly the EMMS program's attendees are having much longer years of working experience than MBA. How much do you think the length of working experience affect the admission chance?

Thank you 

I have been researching the EMMS degree. I think it suits my goal the best and also because the tuition fee is much cheaper than MBA degree. However, mainly the EMMS program's attendees are having much longer years of working experience than MBA. How much do you think the length of working experience affect the admission chance?<br><br>Thank you&nbsp;
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Duncan

I believe that someone from Taiwan with a similar background to yours was admitted into the programme. The ESADE admissions team is even more helpful than the Bocconi side, so I recommend you approach them. The team in their Madrid campus is especially proactive, Guillermo García Vicente and Lucia Ramos-Sabugo. Drop a line to lucia [dot] ramossabugo [at] esade [dot] edu 

[Edited by Duncan on Aug 24, 2021]

I believe that someone from Taiwan with a similar background to yours was admitted into the programme. The ESADE admissions team is even more helpful than the Bocconi side, so I recommend you approach them. The team in their Madrid campus is especially proactive, Guillermo García Vicente and Lucia Ramos-Sabugo. Drop a line to lucia [dot] ramossabugo [at] esade [dot] edu&nbsp;
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Super helpful replies Duncan. I hugely appreciate your answers in this matter. Have a nice day man. Cheers. 1f919

Super helpful replies Duncan. I hugely appreciate your answers in this matter. Have a nice day man. Cheers.&nbsp;:call-me-hand:<br>
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