If I get a degree in engineering, in particular, EE, will I always have to work for someone else?
Will it not allow starting up my own company / develop my own product?
I wish to start my own company, but it seems business school does not provide any actual skills other than the basics of starting a company.
Getting a degree for wanting to start a business? What drugs are you on? What you need is an apprenticeship and work expirience to get hands on knowledge of your field, EE for example, a business idea is Installation and Comissioning of domestic electronics, you can start your own business but you need expirience, not a degree.
Get an EE degree, then your MBA at nightschool. Or better yet get hired and make the company pay for your night school. Then, work the industry for a while, make money, then if you have a good idea, work a side project.
Starting your own company is ill conceived, especially when you can bypass the 10 years of "software engineering" with an MBA to become an executive. Then just break into VC. It's easier said than done, but an engineer with an MBA is a hot asset, and headhunters will be aware of you.