ILLUSTRATION BY WEEF

TO BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR
To become an entrepreneur Starting your own business was rarely on an MBA syllabus in the 1980s and 1990s, nor was entrepreneurship even mentioned. Now it seems every MBA is expected to have a great idea on the boil and most top schools have the subject at the heart of their programmes. A recent TopMBA Applicant Survey reveals that, on average, 27% of MBA applicants want to run their own business after they graduate. Nick Jenkins, the founder of online greeting card business Moonpig, dreamed up his personalised card venture while studying for an MBA at Cranfield University.

TO BECOME A CHIEF EXECUTIVE
At last count, 165 of Fortune 500 companies were run by MBAs, and 40 of the 100 best-paid…