Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Do-gooder's MBA

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Social enterprise is an emerging field that has great potential to fight global issues like poverty and human trafficking through generating financial and social capital.

From Business 2.0:

Several organizations, including for-profits, give B-school graduates real-world experience in the trendy and growing field of social entrepreneurship. The pay is lousy, but the benefits to the host countries and the graduates are worth a fortune.

For MBAs with global ambitions and a willingness to get their hands dirty, working in a developing country does more than feed the spirit. Graduates aren't just examining case studies; they're creating new ones, jump-starting real businesses, and bringing the gospel of entrepreneurship to places where it's never been preached. It could take years for a young person to get that kind of power in the developed world.

Read the full article here.

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