This year the Financial Times published a ranking that is a spin-off from their 2016 global MBA ranking and features the top 25 MBA programs for entrepreneurship (last year they published only the top 10).
1. Stanford GSB
2. Babson Olin
3. UVA Darden
4. Dartmouth Tuck
5. UCLA Anderson
6. UC Berkeley Haas
7. UPenn Wharton
8. IE Business School
9. London Business School
10. IESE Business School
11. MIT Sloan
12. Oxford Saïd
13. Harvard Business School
14. Chicago Booth
15. Ipade Business School
16. Georgetown McDonough
18. Duke Fuqua
19. NYU Stern
20. USC Marshall
21. Birmingham Business School
22. Columbia Business School
23. HKUST Business School
24. Incae Business School
25. HEC Paris
Here is some additional data from the rankings:
• The data for the ranking was gathered during a larger ranking survey from students who graduated with MBAs in 2012. Schools were ranked based on the percentage of their MBA graduates who started a company, as well as how many of those companies were still trading at the end of 2015.
• The ranking looked at how important the school and alumni were in getting the company off the ground. This included everything from motivating the entrepreneur to assisting in finding staff and funding. A size threshold (answers from at least 15 entrepreneurs at each ranked school) was also applied.
• US schools took 15 of the 25 ranked spots, with Stanford being #1 for the second year in a row.
• Dartmouth Tuck’s #2 ranking was powered by its phenomenal alumni network. On a scale of 1-10, Tuck has a 9.9 for the extent to which alumni helped secure financing. The next closest school, Stanford GSB, has an 8.6.
• Schools from China, Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Spain, and the UK were also included in the ranking. Spain’s IE School placed eighth, which is the highest ranking non-US school.
• When considering all MBA programs, ranked or not, 19% of graduates from the class of 2012 started their own business. They gave similar answers when asked how much they were driven by their MBA program to go out on their own.
• The amount of help received from their school and alumni network varied significantly between entrepreneurs of ranked and non-ranked programs.
• Overall, 56% of entrepreneurs from the top 25 MBA programs rated their school and alumni network as extremely helpful. By comparison, only 44% of entrepreneurs from other MBA programs rated their school and alumni network at the same level.
• Both groups consistently rated their alumni network as being more helpful than the business school. However, approximately 13% of entrepreneurs considered both their school and network as not helpful at all, and about 33% did not seek help from either.
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