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MBA for Entrepreneurs

Forging the Path Forward: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the MBA Classroom  

Some are skeptical about whether a true entrepreneurial spirit can be cultivated in an academic environment such as a business school, pointing to the success of entrepreneurs who do not hold MBAs, while ignoring the many successful entrepreneurs who do, such as Elon Musk, founder of Tesla; Phil Knight, founder of NIKE; and Michael Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg. Further, it disregards the MBA graduates that are found amongst the executives and team members driving successful companies. For instance, while it is true that Apple founder Steve Jobs did not hold an MBA himself, the firm's success is owed in large part to MBA graduates including current CEO Tim Cook and former Senior Vice President of Retail Operations Ron Johnson, the innovator behind the Apple Store.

Entrepreneurship in MBA lecture auditoriums is already the norm at top overseas schools, where students who study business administration acquire the entrepreneurial mindset and the skillset necessary for innovation by engaging with the most creative and knowledgeable faculty and peers. Ideas borne from that creativity and knowledge are the building blocks for tomorrow's society, with which entrepreneurs animated by MBA consciousness will pave the way for the construction of an ecosystem powered by the process of value creation.  


  • The quality of professors and peers is difficult to overstate. I feel both informed and challenged in every class I attend. This couples well with the lessons my fellow students provide. My time here is a challenge I welcome and feel confident I will grow from.

    William R. Stull, USA
    Spring 2020 MBA
    Paddock Realty and Property Development
    Co Owner

  • Philip, USA

    Looking at different schools in Japan, I found that this school stood out because of its emphasis on a global mindset and developing global leaders.


  • Kavitha, India

    Because, Nagoya is a leading economic market, I wanted to do my Masters here, at the NUCB Business School.


  • Takeshi Kishigami

    I came to NUCB Business School and my daily lifestyle has changed. I started to think more carefully each and every day by putting myself in an diversified environment.

    Takeshi Kishigami
    Enrolled September 2016

  • Joken Son

    You can create a network of connections that you would not be able to build anywhere else.

    Joken Son
    Enrolled April 2016

  • Keisuke Hiraiwa

    I feel that the elements of behavioral economics have elements that can be adopted little-by-little in business.

    Keisuke Hiraiwa
    Enrolled April 2015
    Pfizer, Inc.

  • An ideal experience to expand your horizons and return to your country with a broader view of the world. With students from all around the globe, learning from the exchange of experiences and differing approaches to business will be an invaluable tool to have during your career.

    William Roebuck, USA
    Spring 2019 MSc
    Zest Corporation
    International Business Director

  • Had I stayed in my home country, I would have missed the opportunity to engage with instructors and students from all corners of the world. Through exposure to new mindsets and ways of thinking, I was able to accelerate my professional development.

    Matthew Kronick, USA
    Spring 2019 MSc

  • Yoichi Toyoda

    As a person who relied on my instinctive senses to develop my business, I was able to get what I wanted most. It's a great opportunity to learn the principles of business in a systematic way.

    Yoichi Toyoda
    Graduated September 2019
    VDT Corporation 
    President and Representative Director