MBA programs are great. They change your way of thinking about a business they help you progress in the corporate world, they give you fantastic framework and tools to ADMINISTER a business and foster change in an existing business.
Their structure is fantastic. The design of the curriculum is constructed in a way you can start to apply it directly in your organisation.
First, they allow you to understand how a business works. you get an overview of the business: microeconomics, strategy, organizational behavior, finance,
Second, you can start to challenge the current organisation and strategy, with
Third, you obtain tools to start to frame change in your organisation
Finally, they give you tools to foresee trends and take the “helicopter view”of you leadership role.
But they are not designed to help you START a business. They are designed to hep existing organisation to grow. You need an existing business to truly benefit from an MBA.
A startup is not a big company in a smaller size.