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If Your First Post-MBA Goal is to Become a CEO, "Acquisition Entrepreneurship" is for You, Harvard Business Review Ascend

Abstract

It’s no surprise that MBA graduates have strong career ambitions, and for some it starts right at the top. Their goal is to lead a company, as quickly as possible. While that may sound lofty, there are three ways that MBA students can become CEOs after graduation. The first, and least common, option is getting hired directly into a leadership role at an existing organization. The second is launching a startup—a popular choice that’s become a pretty overcrowded domain. The third pathway, often overlooked and fertile with opportunities, is “acquisition entrepreneurship.” As the name implies, the opportunity here is acquiring an existing business with the intention of growing and scaling the enterprise.

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Article

Author(s)

David Schonthal

Date Published

2020

Citations

Schonthal, David. 2020. If Your First Post-MBA Goal is to Become a CEO, "Acquisition Entrepreneurship" is for You. Harvard Business Review Ascend.

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