The “Do MBAs help an entrepreneur?” question is an old chestnut that never seems to be resolved. Part of the problem is one of ambiguity (what does ‘entrepreneurship’ mean?); sweeping generalisations and stereotypes (what does a typical MBA student or course look like?) and the confusion of definitions (are we talking about the student/graduate, the programme or the business school?)
Google seem to be really going for it on the internet but I am not sure if they are too late or not.
So, let’s state the obvious, it is not a full-blown Masters in Business Administration, but a short and intense day where you can visit the key points of a 12-month MBA course. In fact, I have just come across a three-hour MBA. Imagine that!
There was a golden age in the years before the internet. Clients of lawyers, accountants, architects, business consultants and financial advisers looked up to and respected their advisers. In fact, it was a two-way thing.