But whatever the experts say, start-ups themselves are apparently unconvinced and hiring MBAs seems to be coming into fashion. A new report from the MBA Career Services & Employer Alliance’s finds that recruiting of MBAs by companies less than a year old is way up with 57 percent of business schools reporting that more start-ups are looking to hire their grads.
The driving force behind this surge in start-up recruiting seems to be increased interest in working for a start-up among MBAs.
"A growing number of MBA students are focusing on entrepreneurship," Jack Oakes, assistant dean for career development at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, said in a statement, adding that "reports from large and small MBA programs confirm the increased student interest in a range of entrepreneurial endeavors."
"Schools have responded to the shift by strengthening ties with alumni and responding to requests for individual student candidates," the WSJ reports.
JESSICA STILLMAN is a freelance writer based in London with interests in unconventional career paths, generational differences, and the future of work. She has blogged for CBS MoneyWatch, GigaOM, and Brazen Careerist. @EntryLevelRebel