I am considering pursue an MBA program with entrepreneurship concentration. And here is a brief description about my background :
I'm Vietnamese. I had 2.5 years experience in construction industry, with the project management job. But I don't like my current job, and I have a passion to establish my own business in some days. Therefore, I am looking to pursuit an MBA in entrepreneurship. After finishing the MBA, I would like to have at least 2 years experience working in the US in my concentration. Then, I will come back my country and set up my own business.
First, I worried that there will not much chance for me to find a job in this major, by the fact that I didn't see any school mentioned about entrepreneurship in their employment statistic report. Does it mean that every entrepreneurial student will start his own business or he must work at a different major?
Secondly, I concern about the school that can provide the good entrepreneurship program. I referenced the entrepreneur magazine ranking (Princeton review
), but I am uncertain about the reliance of the ranking. Form this ranking, I picked out some schools that fit my profile (TOEFT:90, GMAT : expect 600). They are:1.DePaul University Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business
(2nd)2. Chapman University
(9th)3. The University of South Florida (Tampa)
I also also considered other schools that are out of the Princeton Review
ranking, but they also have entrepreneurship concentration :1. William & Mary College2. University of San Francisco (USF)3. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
In comparison, William & Mary is at a higher ranking in a more prestige ranking (US News & Word Report), however it is not appear in the entrepreneurship ranking. In contrast, DePaul & Chapman have many researches and a strong entrepreneurship center (I found this in their website), but I did not find the these schools in any other rankings. Beside, William & Mary locates in a quite small and quite town, whereas DePaul & Chapman have the advantage of the big, vibrant city. Do you think there will be more job opportunity in entrepreneurship in Los Angeles & Chicago? Those factors make my decision so difficult.
Many consultant advised that we should not consider the ranking too much. In my case, beside the ranking I can not find other source more reliable about the entrepreneurship program. Can you give me advice how to evaluate or your own evaluation about these schools (if it is possible). I also hope that you can suggest some good entrepreneurship programs that fit my profile.
Thanks you very much!