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Hi everyone. So I have two options: 1. Start a business which I already have an idea and startup funds for or 2. Go get an MBA and start the business while I’m in school ...(contd)

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MBA + Startup. You can use bschool to flesh out the idea and ensure a back up option. Guessing Kellogg has new venture competitions similar to booth, a good number of new companies started through this avenue and got much needed publicity and funding (indirect and direct) through it.

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@op - I don’t think it’ll be an impediment. There will be a ~1/3 international students, and US students might be interested in intl business

Both! Consider MBA as marketing expense for new business. Also security blanket should idea not pan out!

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Very dependent on why you want the MBA and what the startup is.

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Capital and tuition aren’t mutually exclusive. Family would borrow me startup capital but mba would consist of scholarships and some loans. School is Kellog.

Some background on the type of business, it’s going to be a sourcing/manufacturing business in west Africa where I’m originally from.

Let me wrap my head around this. You saying you need an MBA to start a company your family will be bankrolling? Huh?

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