DISCOVER 5 REASONS WHY AN MBA IS A GOOD CHOICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Written on 07 July 2020.


If you are looking to start your own business in the future, having a firm grasp of business fundamentals and a 360◦ vision of all the aspects of creating, managing and leading a successful company are key – and an MBA will give you the solid foundations you need.

But creating a business is about much more than developing a plan, it’s also about innovation, adaptability, vision and of course, entrepreneurship. So you will need a programme which goes further and gives you a strategic vision combined with a deep dive into the start-up ecosystem and the opportunity to develop your concept as well as your leadership skills. 

So how can EDHEC’s Global MBA programme help you to develop your business plan and help set it in motion?
 

Here are 5 reasons:
 

1. SPECIALISATION TRACK IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

A key benefit of the 10 month programme is the specialization track. Your first 7 months are dedicated to developing a 360◦ vision of business alongside your leadership, communication and team work skills. Then you begin your personalised MBA journey.

In April you can choose one of 4 specialised tracks, one of which is Entrepreneurship. This allows you to explore business ideas and concepts in depth and create a business plan & pitch. It also includes a learning expedition to San Francisco where you will learn more about the world-famous innovation eco-system. The track includes:

  • Innovating New Products and Services
  • Building a Scalable Business
  • Marketing and Financing New Ventures
  • Learning expedition to San Francisco (see reason 2!)

 

2. SEE ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN ACTION IN SILICON VALLEY

Both budding and established entrepreneurs from the EDHEC Global MBA are stimulated by their visit to Silicon Valley where you will explore the ecosystem involved in launching new ventures from start-ups to incubators, legal counsel to VC investors.

Meet with some of the biggest names in entrepreneurship like Plug and Play, Google, LInkedIn or Facebook, native to the Bay Area. Participants explore success factors and gain insights on the latest trends and happenings in the world’s most innovative entrepreneurial hub. Read about Renato’s experience in the heart of entrepreneurship

 

3. DEDICATE 8 WEEKS TO DEVELOPING YOUR BUSINESS PLAN SUPPORTED BY STRATEGIC AND ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERTS

Once you have completed your specialisation track, in May and June you focus on your tailored MBA project. There are 6 options to choose from and one is a Business Plan. This means you can put your newly acquired skills and knowledge into practice and develop your idea into plan and test its economic feasibility. As well as the support of a dedicated member of faculty, EDHEC’s Incubator in Nice will also support you. Discover more on the Tailored MBA Project.

 

4. AN OPPORTUNITY TO REPRESENT EDHEC ON THE PLUG AND PLAY VC EDUCATION PROGRAMME

We are incredibly proud to be the only French business school to be part of the Plug and Play University Programme. Each year a select group of students can participate in this incredible opportunity to gain a unique insight into venture capital and the start-up ecosystem, remotely connecting with like-minded students from leading schools across the world. Find out what it was like to be part of the Plug and Play VC Education Programme in our #mymbastory with Carole Chomat.

 

5. AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE WITH AN OUTSTANDING R.O.I

The Global MBA programme at EDHEC is 10 months long, meaning you can develop the leadership and business skills you need to put your new concept into action in less than a year. The intense, hands-on format of our programme is why we are consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the world for value and new opportunities. You can also chose to extend your MBA experience by completing a 6-month internship which can give you valuable experience in an industry, function or start-up before you head out on your own.

 

Would you like to know more? You can download the brochure here or get in touch to have an informal chat with one of our admissions team.

 

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