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Marc111

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May 11, 2011 02:46

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Hi,

I want to do an MBA of 1 year in a top level school. Although I prefer US, there are not many schools there with 1 year programme. My main focus is entrepreneurship and international trade (logistics).

I got accepted at ESADE, Hult and IE. IE has a strong focus on entrepreneurship and also an interesting combined programme with logistics at MIT. However, I haven't met anyone yet who did this combined programme. As for Hult, there big advantage is the international rotation programme, where you can go to China, and the fact that they are located in San Francisco, a dynamic environment for entrepreneurship (VC/ start-ups). As for ESADE, they have a strong focus on entrepreneurship as well, and a strong personalized approach although it is not clear how many alumni go and start their own business in the end.

Can somebody give me some more info?
Hi, I want to do an MBA of 1 year in a top level school. Although I prefer US, there are not many schools there with 1 year programme. My main focus is entrepreneurship and international trade (logistics). I got accepted at ESADE, Hult and IE. IE has a strong focus on entrepreneurship and also an interesting combined programme with logistics at MIT. However, I haven't met anyone yet who did this combined programme. As for Hult, there big advantage is the international rotation programme, where you can go to China, and the fact that they are located in San Francisco, a dynamic environment for entrepreneurship (VC/ start-ups). As for ESADE, they have a strong focus on entrepreneurship as well, and a strong personalized approach although it is not clear how many alumni go and start their own business in the end. Can somebody give me some more info?

Evan2007

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May 11, 2011 10:14

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First off, congrats! Those are 3 great choices. It sounds like each have their distinct advantages. A few thoughts:

IE: Sounds like this might be your best bet. Prestigious school and that MIT partnership would be icing on the cake. Wondering only if Madrid is a good environment for start-ups especially right now. Anyone have any thoughts on that?

Hult: Another strong option. I'm not sure how entrenched Hult is in the Bay Area yet - it's only been there a year or so, I think.

ESADE: Why don't you ask the school for the exact % of people who do go start businesses? I think this figure generally tends to be lower than one would expect - even at entrepreneurship-focused b schools. Entrepreneurship and E&I definitely also has relevance and value for people who still want to work in companies.
First off, congrats! Those are 3 great choices. It sounds like each have their distinct advantages. A few thoughts: IE: Sounds like this might be your best bet. Prestigious school and that MIT partnership would be icing on the cake. Wondering only if Madrid is a good environment for start-ups especially right now. Anyone have any thoughts on that? Hult: Another strong option. I'm not sure how entrenched Hult is in the Bay Area yet - it's only been there a year or so, I think. ESADE: Why don't you ask the school for the exact % of people who do go start businesses? I think this figure generally tends to be lower than one would expect - even at entrepreneurship-focused b schools. Entrepreneurship and E&I definitely also has relevance and value for people who still want to work in companies.

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