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Now we all know that nothing replaces real world experience. No course will truly show you what it takes or teach you every lesson you are going to encounter when starting a business. However if you are in school and getting an MBA the best thing you can do is take courses that will help you in some way on your journey.

Business Insider put together a list of the top 10 courses you should take if you want to be an entrepreneur. Most of these courses are taught at schools that offer an entrepreneurial major and program.

The list includes:

  • Feasibility Analysis
  • CEO/Founder Cases in New Venture Management
  • Investing in New Ventures
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Practicum in Entrepreneurship
  • New Venture Planning
  • Core Finance Classes
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership in Turbulent Times
  • Mergers and Acquisitions for Small Firms
  • Buying a Small Business

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There is a lot of discussion out there about the necessity of getting an MBA. In most cases you will not need one to successfully start a company. The biggest thing an MBA will do for most people is give them the ability to continue to make connections at their school and develop a network that can assist them in building a business. But if you are looking at the MBA path for any reason than you might as well look for the best classes to take while you are there!

What are the best classes you have taken that have helped your business? Do you think an MBA is necessary in anyway for starting a company?

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