Hayes Quoted in Article on MBA Entrepreneurs

Friday, June 16, 2017TOPICS: Alumni

Kacy Hayes, assistant dean for graduate programs in the University of San Diego School of Business, is quoted in an article on "How U.S. Business Schools Are Attracting The World’s Hottest MBA Entrepreneurs" published by Business Because, a network that connects business students, employers, business school applicants and business schools around the world.

The article references the opportunities at the USD School of Business to participate in pitch competitions and take courses focused on starting and growing new businesses. In 2016, approximately 35 percent of the school’s MBA grads founded their own businesses. Past success stories include Bon Affair, which sells low-calorie wine, and GigTown, a booking platform for local musicians.

In the article, Hayes is quoted as saying: “Our students who have gone onto be entrepreneurs have given a lot of credit to their MBA...They learned a lot of the skills that they’ve needed to make smart business decisions. They grew their network, which helped them make connections with investors. They were able to practice and get feedback on some of their ideas in their coursework."

She continued: “A lot of people around the world look to the U.S. San Diego itself is the home to a lot of small businesses. We have a very entrepreneurial spirit here – it can be contagious.”


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