More MBA students are aspiring entrepreneurs
The QS World MBA Tour, which runs fairs around the world for prospective MBA students, finds that growing numbers of successful businesspeople are taking MBA courses so they can start their own companies.
The tour returns to Tel Aviv on November 4, at the Carlton Hotel.
According to QS, high-fliers who are worried about lack of promotion prospects or the prospect of redundancy are looking to seize control of their own destiny by going it alone.
QS figures show a 10% leap in aspiring entrepreneurs. Nearly a third more students are specializing in entrepreneurship up from 34% to 42%, and more prospective MBA students than ever before say they expect to be running their own business in 10 years up to 27% according to the QS TopMBA Applicant Survey, which questioned nearly 4,000 MBA applicants from around the world.
QS World MBA Tour senior operations manager Zoya Zaitseva says, “These figures show more and more students are looking to make themselves recession-proof by putting their fate in their own hands rather than hoping for opportunities to arise within their present companies."
The QS fair provides the opportunity for those wanting to pursue MBA degrees to start short-listing international business schools that are right for them, and to meet face-to-face with admissions officers from around the world. Among the many business schools that will be represented at the Tel Aviv fair are Duke, UCLA, Boston, IE, Manchester, INSEAD, and Hult.
“The fair is the perfect chance to make an impression face-to-face with the very people reading your application forms, and that is invaluable to gain an edge in this tough field," says QS managing director Nunzio Quacquarelli. "The QS World MBA Tour provides the best step in the application process, the opportunity to ask intelligent, tailored questions on topics like personal fit, career opportunities, school specializations and financial aid,” he adds.
Now in its sixteenth year, the QS World MBA Tour consists of 85 events across 42 countries over five continents during 2010. In addition, the tour offers $1.6 million worth of scholarships during the Summer 2010 season, available to attendees of the fair.
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