Networking is the second of the two main reasons for going to business school, the other being reputation. Both these points are also crucial for any startup. Since we discussed the benefits of reputation in my last post, now we come to networking.
Meet EMILY. She’s a young red-head who loves the beach and makes a living lifeguarding. Unfortunately, she is not actually human, which takes her off the market for most guys out there. But, she is capable of moving at more than 28 mph in hurricane conditions and contains Navy-derived technology capable of recognizing a flailing swimmer and moving towards them without human controls. That makes her pretty cool in my book.
To MBA or not to MBA? Recently, this question has sparked a big debate amongst entrepreneurs, with business incubators and accelerators often being mentioned as alternatives to business school. For the next few months I will share my opinions as to why, for some, business school can be very beneficial for starting a business, just as it was for me starting Flat-Club.
I was/am a U.S. Army Officer and about to be a graduate of the Executive MBA program at London Business School (I am currently in transition out of the active duty Army, but will continue to serve in the reserves in Europe). My new role is as COO of a start-up called Carbon Voyage. Carbon Voyage, itself founded by an Australian/UK veteran, is all about making the transportation industry more efficient by providing a platform to meet extra supply capacity. This the story of how my experience as a military MBA has helped me land a job at a growing startup, including with lessons I learned that can help future military MBAs.
Most of the MBA scholarships for African nationals are offered by European business schools, and many are specific to applicants from Sub-Saharan Africa. African MBA applicants also qualify for several school-specific scholarships designed for applicants from developing countries, including the Kofi Annan Fellowship at ESMT.
In addition to more general scholarships, there are international MBA scholarships designed to help international students attend particular schools. While it's a good idea to check scholarship search engines and websites the schools you're interested in, this article will provide some examples of what scholarships are available to international students.
The fashion industry generates $20 billion of revenue each year. In the United States alone, over $250 billion is spenton fashion anually. Over 4 million people work in the fashion industry, which means that fashion lovers who are better at business than design still have a chance to work in the industry. While the fashion industry is concentrated in New York City, California, Italy, Miami, Milan, London and Paris, fashion industry employers are located in most parts of the world.