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OFF-TOPIC College for Entrepreneurship

djs13

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I'm a junior in High School and I have to start thinking about colleges. I live in New York State but I'm looking for schools not just in NY. I was thinking about going to St. Rose College in Albany or Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island because there extremely easy to get into. Unfortunately, St. Rose only offers a Business Major without entrepreneurial studies.

This other college called Babson University in Massachusetts offers a large range of marketing and entrepreneur classes but I'm not sure if I can get in there. My GPA is an 80%. I know most other states do a 4.0 scale and I think an 80% comes out to something around a 3.0. My PSAT scores sucked because I went to a party the night before the test. I just scheduled my SATs and my ACTs and I won't make the same mistake :smxB:

Do you guys recommend any entrepreneurial colleges? I understand that colleges want their future students to get good grades in H.S., but I would think a more entrepeneurial college like Babson might check into more of what businesses I've started or take a look at some of my past business plans. Wouldn't that matter more for a business major than your SAT scores or your grade on the Chem final?
 

PEERless

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I, personally, have a BA in international business from Whitworth. Good school, good program, and a good credential on my resume. If I were to stay in the Rat Race, it would probably be worth the $100K+ that I spent on it.

An entrepreneur has the good fortune of being able to benefit more from real knowledge than from credentials and suffixes. I would recommend pursuing something like the PMBA. I am about to "enroll," myself; and I cannot wait for it.
 

andviv

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djs13, sorry, I don't have that much information about that topic.
PEERless, a co-worker is following the Personal MBA program and is very happy with that. He's even sharing some of his books with me.
 

PEERless

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...a co-worker is following the Personal MBA program and is very happy with that. He's even sharing some of his books with me.
I'm really happy to hear that. All it costs is $1200 (or a library card) and the time of the student. I could have invested $100,000 better, I think.
 

andviv

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You won't get the same personal relationships and connections that the real college gives you. Networking is, probably, the number 1 factor of success. You can't do everything on your own, can you? Then start using your connections from the MBA better, I'd suggest.
 
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