Class of 2014: Search funds offer alternative for aspiring executives

Global Business

The job search is on for millions of new U.S. college graduates. Studies show almost 20% of those job seekers end up taking low-paying positions that they’re overqualified for. However, some have discovered a faster way to the top, through a relatively unknown form of investment: Search Funds. CCTV’s Mark Niu reports from Stanford University, California.

Search Funds Offer Alternative for Aspiring Executives

Search Funds Offer Alternative for Aspiring Executives

The job search is on for millions of new U.S. college graduates. Studies show almost 20 percent of those job seekers end up taking low-paying positions that they're overqualified for. However, some have discovered a faster way to the top, through a relatively unknown form of investment: Search Funds. CCTV's Mark Niu reports from Stanford University, California.

In the last 4 years, approximately 45% of MBA graduates started their own business after graduation, according to a new study by the Graduate Management Admission Council. Stanford is considered the trendsetter for entrepreneurship. A quarter of the classes at the university’s business program are geared toward startups, with almost every student taking at least one course in the discipline. Now more and more colleges are following suit. To discuss trends in higher education, CCTV’s Michelle Makori is joined by Dr. Michelle R. Weise, Senior Research Fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute.

Michelle R. Weise on trends in higher education

Michelle R. Weise on trends in higher education

In the last 4 years, approximately 45% of MBA graduates started their own business after graduation, according to a new study by the Graduate Management Admission Council. Stanford is considered the trendsetter for entrepreneurship. A quarter of the classes at the university's business program are geared toward startups, with almost every student taking at least one course in the discipline. Now more and more colleges are following suit. To discuss trends in higher education, CCTV's Michelle Makori is joined by Dr. Michelle R. Weise, Senior Research Fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute.