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MBAs more than a ladder to the corporate kingdom

When Yasmine El Mehairy embarked on an executive MBA at the London Business School in Dubai, landing a cushy corporate job was the last thing on her mind.

The 34-year-old Egyptian is the co-founder of SuperMama.me, an Arabic-language parenting website launched in 2011 that offers tips for pregnant women and new mothers.

She says there is a common perception that MBA students only want to go into investment banking, management consulting or other big-paying jobs in the corporate world.

But for her, studying at business school is all about being able to improve her management of SuperMama, a company more focused on trimesters than quarterly stock market reports.

“It’s like having a baby: you put all your soul into it,” she says of her start-up. “If you’re working in the corporate space there is the stability and security and all of that. But at the end of the day, you’re working for someone else.”

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