From an outside perspective, it may seem like job seekers with MBAs and startup culture are ill-suited for one another. Employees with MBAs are often more expensive than their non-MBA counterparts, and may have high expectations of stability and a hefty paycheck from their first job post-B school. On the other hand, teams at startups tend to think of themselves as down-to-earth “families,” in which everyone pitches in and gets dirty. Can these seemingly counterintuitive approaches to business really work well together?

Despite the differences, MBA graduates and startups can be a fitting match. Startups provide great opportunities for MBAs in leadership and immediate action, while MBAs bring advanced business acumen that many startups need. Read more…

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