Babson Graduate School Ranked No. 1 for Entrepreneurship for 26th Year by U.S. News & World Report

Innovative, ever-evolving approach to instilling an entrepreneurial, make-it-happen mindset in our graduates

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As part of the annual Best Graduate Schools ranking, U.S. News & World Report ranks the best business schools for entrepreneurship, and has consistently placed Babson above the rest.

This year, U.S. News & World Report ranked Babson the best school for entrepreneurship, above Stanford University (No. 2), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (No. 3), Harvard University (No. 4), and University of California—Berkeley (No. 5), the Babson MBA remains steadfast in educating entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere.

“For more than a quarter century, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Babson as the leader in entrepreneurship education,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “As we celebrate our Centennial and look ahead to our second century, Babson is educating the workforce of tomorrow, preparing entrepreneurial leaders to create economic and social value simultaneously, and changing the way people do and see business.”

In the overall ranking, Babson is ranked in the top 100 for both part-and-full-time programs.

Babson’s New MBA

As part of its Centennial year, Babson has reimagined its renowned MBA.

With an eye toward customization, and a keen focus on what employers and employees seek, the Babson MBA is offered in a variety of full-time and part-time formats. And for the first time, no matter the track, everyone will complete the degree in 45 credits.

The most anticipated aspect of the new design? Two-thirds of the curriculum is made up of electives, meaning students can place even more focus on the topics that excite them the most.

Students entering Babson in May 2019 and beyond will enroll in a program that has been updated from top to bottom.

The Future of Work

According to a 2018 report by the World Economic Forum, the skills that will be in highest demand by 2022 include analytical thinking, active learning, creativity, complex problem solving, and emotional intelligence.

At Babson, we call this collective knowledge an entrepreneurial mindset, designed for the future of work.

With market-aligned courses, tight-knit relationships with some of the world’s largest and most reputable employers, and versatile programming that allows for constant iteration—Babson is preparing entrepreneurs of all kinds to succeed no matter the circumstance.

An MBA for Every Career Path

Earlier this year, the Babson MBA was named No. 2 worldwide for Career Progress by Financial Times.

In its Global MBA ranking, Financial Times touts Babson above such well-known institutions as Harvard Business School, MIT: Sloan, Yale School of Management, and Columbia Business School.

Babson’s small size means that students, faculty, and career advisors have the flexibility to co-create a tailored experience to help students achieve their professional goals throughout their academic process.

“Employers continually tell us that Babson graduate students are scrappy and can deal well with ambiguity,” said Cheri Paulson, senior director of Babson’s Graduate Center for Career Development. "What that means for the employer is that our students are not afraid to do whatever it takes to get the job done. They are motivated by making impact … they dig in and solve problems by taking action.”

“Being No. 1 in Entrepreneurship 26 years in a row is an impressive achievement unmatched in any other specialty ranking,” added Keith Rollag, dean of the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson. “Given our closest competitors each year are Stanford, MIT, and Harvard, we are proud to be the small school underdog that has built a world-class reputation around entrepreneurship. We are constantly innovating to not only improve how we study and teach entrepreneurship, but how we can help other institutions do the same. Our mission is to develop entrepreneurial leaders of all kinds who drive economic and social change everywhere, because entrepreneurship is one of the most powerful ways to make our world a better place.”

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader of Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.

By Brianna Radicioni,, (781) 239-4548 | 03/20/2018 04:00