Interview Barbara Bierach / 05-05-2011
A recent study by the Association of Business Schools that interviewed 476 prospective MBA students in 79 countries about their aspirations and expectations revealed a strong interest in entrepreneurship. The report called “Tomorrow’s MBA” shows that the salary increase after graduation is becoming less of a distinguishing issue between schools. Students are reacting to the downturn in corporate hiring in recent years and are looking at other career options. Whether they want control of their own careers in their own business or feel the need to manage change and a variety of projects in a large business, “entrepreneurship skills are increasingly valuable”, say the authors of the report. MBA-Channel asked Christos Kalantaridis, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Bradford University School of Management if you can really train to become the next Richard Branson or Bill Gates.