Business school is certainly a good place to network with people who share an interest in building companies.
Here’s four things entrepreneurs should include in their MBA admissions essays: 1.
Place a Primary Focus on Knowledge Acquisition Starting a business is difficult.
I am confident a Columbia MBA will diversify my financial skill set beyond derivatives, and help me develop a deeper understanding of corporate finance, accounting, strategy, credit, distressed debt markets, and both applied value and event driven investing to help me attain my short-term goal and prepare me for my long term objective.
The shared passion towards Investment Management that is pervasive amongst Columbia’s student body and faculty is a key reason behind my conviction that Columbia is perfectly suited to my career goals.
Admissions committees are interested in understanding how an MBA fits into your career plans and what you’ll bring to the community.
You shouldn’t waste too much time describing details of specific ideas.
Business school offers a range of classes which will introduce you to all the concepts you need to know.
Your admissions essays should demonstrate that you see the value of building a well-rounded intellectual toolkit to help you build your business.
First I needed to convince management and the individual teams that my idea would be beneficial to each separate unit and the company as a whole.
With upper managements support, I organized classes where the three sides would be cross-trained on the missions of the other teams.