Business Education

Entrepreneur Brent Hoberman is to launch an alternative MBA programme offering free tuition and paid internships with some of Europe’s fastest-growing tech start-ups. The Founders Academy’s nine-month study and coaching programme will be led by practising entrepreneurs rather than academic staff and use an east London co-working office space as its campus. The aim is
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Business school graduates need an additional qualification: thick hides. Critics say Master of Business Administration stands for “Mediocre But Arrogant”. Entrepreneurs can be particularly snarky. A Silicon Valley boss once claimed $250,000 should be deducted from the value of a start-up for every MBA employed. Business schools are trying to become hipper. They have poured
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London’s Imperial College Business School has become the latest academic institution to launch a student-run investment fund, where scholars pit their wits against professional asset managers.* Student-managed funds, which take academic theory from the lecture theatre and put it to work in the markets, are popular in the US, with initiatives at several business schools,
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