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# career in enterpreneurship

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career in enterpreneurship [#permalink]  31 Aug 2010, 10:04
A decent chunk of MBA aspirants want to become an enterpreneur post MBA, either immediately or in the long term. I understand that some of the MBA students collaborate with their research institutes/engineering departments to expose themselves to new venture opportunities? How good are schools like MIT, Stanford, Haas, UCLA in providing such opportunities? What are the chances for an MBA aspirant to get into enterpreneurship if he/she didnt have a concrete idea before coming to B-school?

Of course, the obvious thing to do is to keep researching to come up with ideas and network like crazy. Anything else they can do to improve their chances? How realistic is it to expect to continue to pursue a career in enterpreneurship post MBA given that there would be an impending loan payments to make after graduation?

I understand that the chances are slim but wanted to trigger a discussion on various things one could do to improve the odds.
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Re: career in enterpreneurship [#permalink]  03 Sep 2010, 06:19
most schools have entrepreneur clubs which you can join. Some schools also have entrepreneur contests as well so you can network with classmates in doing that. Entrepreneurship is one of my goals post mba and i am putting that long term. A. to make some money to pay of debt. B. Get into a position that is within my entrepreneurial goal so i can learn as much info as I can about it so i can bring the knowledge back when i do start.
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Re: career in enterpreneurship [#permalink]  28 Sep 2010, 14:43
I actually work at an entrepreneurship. My boss didn't get an MBA, but he is currently pursuing his executive MBA. He started with only $500 in his pocket during a family crisis, and he made it out okay. If you have a great idea and great expertise, anything is possible. _________________ "Only by going too far, can one find out how far one can go." --T.S. Elliot Current Student Status: Nothing comes easy: neither do I want. Joined: 12 Oct 2009 Posts: 2801 Location: Malaysia Concentration: Technology, Entrepreneurship Schools: ISB '15 (M) GMAT 1: 670 Q49 V31 GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V35 Followers: 195 Kudos [?]: 1133 [0], given: 235 Re: career in enterpreneurship [#permalink] 28 Sep 2010, 15:24 I m in the same boat !! I would love to hear more discussion. _________________ Fight for your dreams :For all those who fear from Verbal- lets give it a fight Money Saved is the Money Earned Jo Bole So Nihaal , Sat Shri Akaal Support GMAT Club by putting a GMAT Club badge on your blog/Facebook GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings Gmat test review : 670-to-710-a-long-journey-without-destination-still-happy-141642.html Re: career in enterpreneurship [#permalink] 28 Sep 2010, 15:24 Similar topics Replies Last post Similar Topics: Career Now/Career Future???? 2 12 Feb 2012, 06:48 24 Career Threads - Index by Career 19 19 Mar 2009, 19:22 4$ Careers for Career switchers 46 07 Mar 2007, 06:02
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