What is an MBA?

What is an MBA? | Entrepreneurship?

Entrepreneurship has been defined in different ways since time immemorial. One of the definitions is the capacity and willingness to develop, organize, and manage a business while taking on the financial risks involved in the hope of profit.

An MBA acts as the key that opens doors for potential risk takers to venture into entrepreneurship and starting their own business. If you are an aspiring entrepreneur, there are Online Learning Courses as well as MBA programs offered by Stafford Global’s partner institution Edinburgh Napier University, that will guide you towards building your own business or company.

How is an MBA relevant to entrepreneurs? Well, to answer this question, we need to delve into the history of most successful entrepreneurs. It is common knowledge that there are a number of successful businessmen who have achieved great lengths without a degree, such as Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of Facebook), Ana Wintour (Journalist and Editor), Arash Ferdowsi (Co-founder of Dropbox), Evan Williams (CEO of Twitter), Simon Cowell (English TV Judge and Producer), Dov Charney (American Apparel). Do you notice a trend? None of these businessmen achieved success straight after dropping out of college, instead it took years and years of hard work and persistent dedication to get to where they are. 

Today, with the numerous avenues for competition and the giants such as Amazon and Netflix conquering every known market place it is getting to be more and more complex and that is exactly when an education in business financial sustenance and marketing techniques will play a crucial role. The flip side, here are some of successful business people that do have an MBA, Mitt Romney (US Presidential Candidate), Indra Nooyi (CEO of Pepsico), Phil Knight (Founder of Nike Inc.) and even Shaquille O'Neal (NBA Basketball Player). 

Entrepreneurship Development at Edinburgh Napier

There are a variety of online courses in UAE that you can undertake depending on the career path you have decided to carry forward with. The entrepreneurship courses Dubai professionals have at their disposal by registering for an MBA through Edinburgh Napier University are 

  • Banking
  • Entrepreneurship (itself)
  • Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Events Management
  • Finance
  • Leadership & Innovation
  • Health Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems Strategy and Governance
  • Project Management and,
  • Tourism & Hospitality
All of the above specializations are designed to provide you with the business skills and expertise to take on senior managerial and innovative roles in your current organisation as well as grant you confidence to start your own company.

Your online MBA course will take between 21-33 months and on graduation, you will join the school’s MBA Alumni community with whom you can network with and even work together with in your entrepreneurial journey. Learn more about this course through this link.

I find that most candidates are motivated from the success of others, how about some quotes on the topic from other successful individuals. 

Entrepreneurship quotes

"Choose a job that you like, and you will never have to work a day in your life." – Confucius

"The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers." -- Ralph Nader

"An entrepreneur is someone who jumps off a cliff and builds a plane on the way down." -- Reid Hoffman

"The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand." -- Vince Lombardi

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