Entrepreneurship is not for everyone, but at more and more universities around the U.S. it has become a key part of their curriculums. Research shows that when the economic crisis hit back in 2008, some business professionals enrolled in graduate school in an effort to increase job marketability. Others, such as MBAs, opted to start their own businesses.
With universities broadening their business programs to include entrepreneurship courses, the idea of becoming a business owner is a big trend among today’s business savvy, innovative generation. According to Bloomberg Business Week, in 2008 42 percent of the business students at the Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business took at least one entrepreneur course, and attendance in the school’s entrepreneurship program that year rose from 12 to 27 students. Some business schools even provide office space, startup funding, and other resources as an investment in their student entrepreneurs.
Is it a viable choice for you? Check the facts and figures. It is no easy path, but if you’re cut out for it, the rewards are many.
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