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The Deliberate Entrepreneur If back to school is the last place you want to go, think twice. For a new generation of entrepreneurs, an MBA may be the surest route to success.

By Geoff Williams

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The Tuna Surprise is still rotting in your stomach. You'llnever forget the ringing of the fire alarm, mercilessly pulled bypranksters in your dorm. Nightmares may forever jolt you out ofyour sweat-drenched and delusional sleep, as you beg your professornot to give you another surprise bioanthropology quiz.

And now you want to go to graduate school?

Even if you don't, your peers do, and they aren'tinterested in studying Elizabethan poetry. "[In theiradmissions essays,] 99 percent of the students say they want tosomeday run their own companies," marvels Marie Mookini,director of MBA admissions at Stanford University, home to one ofthe nation's top entrepreneurial education programs.

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