Fixing what’s wrong with entrepreneurial education
Inc.com - 01/28/2016
Hochberg adds that the prevailing dichotomy in entrepreneurial learning–whereby you’re either a classroom learner or a real-world doer–is a false one. “Any cutting edge program today teaches skills and provides frameworks, then they ask you to put it to work in a real life experiential scenario,” she says. “If not in your own business, then in someone else’s.” For example, at Northeastern University in Boston, professor Kimberly Eddleston’s students provide marketing consultations to local businesses as a means to learn from real-world challenges.
The point is, entrepreneurial education is not an all-or-nothing decision, where you either sit in class (or at your laptop in a virtual class) and study…or you take the leap and launch.