Basically we created a small company a few years ago, and part of our venture is that we created this software which is really easy to use, but it currently exists only in our local language. There is a big market for this internationally, but there are a lot of competing products as well. I want to take this software, internationalize it and launch it very ambitiously to the global market. However, this will be my own venture (backed somehow by the main company, the extent is to be decided).
I've been thinking about getting a graduate degree in business (MBA) for a while, and it seems like a good idea to get the degree first, then do this venture afterwards. However, just launching the damn thing and working on it for a year might teach me just as much?
Edit: Everyone, you seem rather unified in your opinion to just launch, instead of getting the degree first. Thanks a lot for your feedback on this.
@Kevin, I'm 30 and single, and I guess I have few commitments to consider. So I guess that favors the launch option.
@Julie, The MBA course is only 12 months. There is already a bunch of competitors, I don't think the competition will change radically within 12 months. Part time is a great idea, thanks!
@Bruce, thanks for the book recommendation. I've ordered it, should be a good read either way i choose.
@marcamillion, thanks for your insight. Part-time seems a good option. Marketing will not be troublesome for me, i quite enjoy it. Finance and accounting is a bit worse, I don't like the number crunching. As several of you said, I might have to team up with some econ resources.
@Derek, Thanks for the book advice, have already ordered the purple cow one!
@Richard, thanks for your perspective. I think business relationships will be one of the benefits of an MBA, just by the networking potential of the people you go to shcool with, people at the business related events you do etc. And the framework should definitely help as well.