I ask because there seems to been a marked increase in the number of UK universities offering a degree in Entrepreneurship. It just got me thinking, what use is a piece of paper saying you can be your own boss - when you're going to be your own boss?
No doubt the course content is useful (debatable how relevant maybe) but why a degree?
And then I remembered; a couple of years ago I actually gave a talk to a group of 2nd year Entrepreneurship students. My topic was on being self employed. There was about 120 of them. I asked them a simple question,
"Who knows what business they're going to be running once they graduate?"
No-body put their hand up. So, I asked a question I was confident of getting a more positive response to,
"Who's going to run their own business after graduation?"
Guess how many hands went up this time?
What's the point of that? Why learn Entrepreneurship if you're not going to put it into practice. And you know what, their tutor was surprised too, he'd never asked them that question before!
Certainly makes me wonder the point of some so-called education. I mean, how much of your formal education are you using now and how much have you never used and never likely to use?