Tech / Start up MBAs in Europe - Recommendations?


adarit

I'm a EU citizen and I've been working in banking for many years. However, I'd like to make a transition into the tech & start up world. I believe an MBA would aid me in my transition, so I've been looking at options, mostly entrepreneurship MBAs, as that's the closest thing. ESADE, Emylon and IE stand out to me as some of the best options. If there's any other I should be considering, I'd love to hear about it.

I'm a EU citizen and I've been working in banking for many years. However, I'd like to make a transition into the tech & start up world. I believe an MBA would aid me in my transition, so I've been looking at options, mostly entrepreneurship MBAs, as that's the closest thing. ESADE, Emylon and IE stand out to me as some of the best options. If there's any other I should be considering, I'd love to hear about it.
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Thant Htet...

Tho I'm not an expert, I suggest you take either a specialised MSc or general MBA. Because MBA with specialistion are not very useful as much as you expect. If you are thinking of going to tech start-up, I think you might want to look into school that has strong industry link with tech companies, and much better if they also offer tech/engineering programmes.

Tho I'm not an expert, I suggest you take either a specialised MSc or general MBA. Because MBA with specialistion are not very useful as much as you expect. If you are thinking of going to tech start-up, I think you might want to look into school that has strong industry link with tech companies, and much better if they also offer tech/engineering programmes.
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Duncan

This is good advice. Think about what role you would like to hold in a tech firm or start-up, and in what country. Labour markets are profoundly national. Language skills are key in the workplace.

Also, if you are in banking... maybe the way into tech is by moving into a treasury or corporate finance role in a tech time, and then study a part-time, either towards a degree or language qualification.

This is good advice. Think about what role you would like to hold in a tech firm or start-up, and in what country. Labour markets are profoundly national. Language skills are key in the workplace.

Also, if you are in banking... maybe the way into tech is by moving into a treasury or corporate finance role in a tech time, and then study a part-time, either towards a degree or language qualification.
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adarit

Thank you for your insight Thant and Duncan. Given the crucial importance of experience, what Duncan says rings very true. I'll give this approach a serious consideration, since the transition might be easier when coupled with relevant work experience.

Thank you for your insight Thant and Duncan. Given the crucial importance of experience, what Duncan says rings very true. I'll give this approach a serious consideration, since the transition might be easier when coupled with relevant work experience.
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