Noteworthy: Karan Girotra in Invest Money UK on the rising trend in entrepreneurs pursuing MBA degrees

Noteworthy: Karan Girotra in Invest Money UK on the rising trend in entrepreneurs pursuing MBA degrees

Indian business schools are experiencing drastic increases in the number of entrepreneurs and startup founders who are taking time off work to pursue an MBA. This trend in entrepreneur enrollment has been ongoing among American business schools and is now sweeping across Indian business schools.

Since 2016, the amount of such entrepreneurial students at the Indian Institute of Management Shillong (IIM Shillong) has doubled, as has the amount at S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) within the last two years.

In an article from Invest Money UK, Karan Girotra, professor of operations, technology, and management at Johnson, and other higher ed representatives discuss the effects resulting from enrollment of entrepreneurs and startup founders at business schools.

Key Takeaways

  • “As founders graduate from building the product to managing the business, people and growth, a formal education in these skills can be exceptionally helpful,” Girotra explains. “Not only do they encourage others to take the same road, but the classroom can be an excellent place for the founder to make new partnerships, find cofounders, and others with skillsets they might lack.”
  • Entrepreneurs and startup founders in business schools’ student bodies bring different experiences to the classroom, prompting more multifaceted discussions.
  • The field experience that entrepreneurs bring to the table in business school allows them to see real-world applications of the skills they learn in the classroom, as well as build their skillset in accordance with what their business needs.
  • Entrepreneurs and business schools both benefit from entrepreneur enrollment.

Read the full article in Invest Money UK to learn more about what Girotra and others have to say on entrepreneurs in business school.