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experience in international markets, we expanded the company rapidly,” he toldBusinessBecause.


He wants to set up his own online education platform for the next generation of India, and help address some of the many problems associated with the education sector.


"The low-class schools are for people with mid-level income or below,” he said. “In the countryside in India, it’s very difficult (for children) and even though the Government provides free schools, there aren’t good facilities, or good enough infrastructure.


"Many people can’t go to private schools because they would have to travel up to a hundred kilometers a day.


“They (parents) are compromising on the quality of education and sending students to Government schools, which are very bad. Every year the Government is planning to close down more schools."


The solution? Teach children from home. An EMLYON MBA gave Bharath the skills to use entrepreneurship to fix India's flagging education system.


"The way I approach a problem is completely different now," he said. "I would look at how to solve problems only from my experience in the education business. Now, what I think of is how to grow, how to get more people in the business; I am constantly looking at a different angle.”


The Arab Spring: Syrian Civil War Amin Kattan is from the worn-torn Arab state of Syria. He left the country because he felt he had no future. Eventually, he ended up studying an MBA at EMLYON and has plans to rebuild his homeland once the conflict ends.


The Syrian civil war has left more than 100,000 dead and millions displaced. Amin has lost two cousins and an uncle to the conflict. “I had no freedom in Syria," he said. "At that point and until recently the main dream of Syrian youth was to leave


because the situation was so tough."


But it was there that Amin’s passion for business was ignited. His entrepreneurial flair was set off by the famous Aleppo soap - made in the country for over 2,000 years.


He was approached by a business partner and the pair developed an idea to market Syria’s famous soap in Switzerland.


They wanted to mix the country’s tradition with a modern marketing campaign and although the start-up didn’t flourish, Amin was inspired to switch career paths.


"I would like to help Syria rebuild after the war ends and I believe the MBA changed my vision towards Syria and the solution,” he said.


“I believe in entrepreneurship as a way to rebuild the country and society; giving jobs to people prevents them from taking weapons and becoming thugs.


"We have hundreds of thousands of injured people, and if you give them jobs you save them from despair, hunger and death. As soon as the situation becomes stable I think entrepreneurship will do this.”


Civil War In Sudan


Husameldin Elnasri is the first Sudanese MBA to study an MBA at Lancaster University Management School. Sudan has been ravaged by civil wars for over 60 years and Husameldin left his wife and two young daughters behind to further a business career and bring prosperity to his homeland.


After demonstrating extraordinary achievements in the face of adversity, he won The Independent’s MBA student of the year award. But his MBA was abruptly put on hold when Sudan, split into two countries – North and South - returned to fighting a civil war that has so far cost the lives of over 1.5 million people.


Husameldin’s motivation in business is to help the people of Sudan, those


living in poverty, with the threat of war looming over their heads, to have a better quality of life.


The MBA at Lancaster was a platform for him to use those skills to change Sudan for the better. "I aspire to be an African agriculture business expert," he said.


"I think we would be able to provide a lot of solutions because we have to take the fact that most Africans are actually farmers and see that this is the area that we really need to address.”


Husameldin landed a job with DAL Group last year. The company is the largest and most diversified conglomerate in Sudan and Husameldin is a Senior Project Manager, tasked with expanding their agriculture strategy across the country.


He says that he would “definitely not” have got the job had he not studied an MBA at Lancaster and that it provided him with the soft skills and experience needed.


His motivation is to help others succeed through the agriculture industry, and in-turn fix the many social and political problems in Sudan. He is just one of many MBAs that seek to create real change through business leadership and entrepreneurship.


Business Schools have been helping MBAs create start-ups in greater numbers than ever.


Sir Richard founded his company on the basis of similar problems of conflict, and if b-school graduates can achieve half the success that he has, they will be well on their way to changing the world.


Virgin's founder feels the best ideas are those that will create solutions to the world's problems. Entrepreneurship is used for a great many services and not all of them are so sincere.


But what is clear is that these three MBA entrepreneurs are changing the world - for the better.


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