This is why you should start a business instead of an MBA

It’s been a year since I quit my idea of joining MBA in favor of starting on an entrepreneurial odyssey instead. So, I reviewed what I’ve learned through the year, pondering the experiences, the hardships, and the excitements of the journey.

If you don’t have a clear end-goal in mind and just want to get a degree because everyone else is doing it OR if you don’t know what else to do to rid yourself of the guilt of “wasting your time”, I hope this will help.  Some people pursue an MBA to mask their in-capabilities and hide behind their big degrees. Don’t be one of them.


 This article applies to you only if your goal is to build and run a business after finishing your MBA. If working a 10-hour job for a large organization is your piece of the cake, then this might not apply to you.

As for me, I knew what I always wanted to be- an entrepreneur; with or without an MBA degree. I didn’t want to deceive myself in the pursuit of appearing “well-educated”.

Why an MBA degree doesn’t really help for startup founders ?

An MBA degree is designed to teach you how to manage an already established organisation, not how to start and run a new one.

Just the way the same rules of macro physics do not apply at a quantum level, the rules and framework for running a large organization do not essentially apply to startups.

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