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ForumWatch: Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught?


Can you teach entrepreneurship or is it innate?

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Can you teach entrepreneurship or is it innate?

Recently, visitors to the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums discussed the MBA programs that offer the best courses for budding entrepreneurs. Indeed, many business schools promise to help students hone their entrepreneurial skills through concentrations and electives.

These questions prompted another: Can you teach entrepreneurship, or is it innate? Does one need an MBA to start a business that will be successful? These are age-old questions, but they deserve attention, so these aspiring entrepreneurs can decide which route is best for them. So, what do you think? Share your opinion at the “Can you teach entrepreneurship?” discussion thread.

Editor’s Note: This blog post is part of a series about discussions taking place on the Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Forums, where prospective MBA program applicants, current students, and recent alumni trade admissions tips, job-hunting advice, and the occasional barbed comment. We invite you to join these discussions or start one of your own.

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Di Meglio is a reporter for Businessweek.com in Fort Lee, N.J.

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