The Best MBA for Entrepreneurs
Aspiring entrepreneurial leaders might want to consider pursuing a degree from an institution with the best MBA for entrepreneurs. But what are the factors that set the best apart from the rest?
Among other factors, Poets & Quants ranks the best MBA for entrepreneurs on these criteria:
- Percentage of graduates launching businesses
- Percentage of courses focused on entrepreneurship or innovation
- Ratio of MBA students to available entrepreneurs-in-residence
At U.S. News & World Report, the best MBA for entrepreneurs is decided based on which programs best help students develop skills and a plan to turn their idea into a venture.
Babson College has been ranked the best MBA for entrepreneurs for 28 consecutive years. Here, student entrepreneurs have a vast ecosystem of support and resources they can plug into, including access to the Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership, powered by alumnus Arthur Blank’s historic $50 million gift to the College.
Students whose sights are set on post-MBA life get real-time feedback from the Graduate Center for Career Development on how the market will perceive their skills, so they’re able to address potential gaps immediately. “Employers say it’s equally important that students have MBA smarts and human skills,” says Senior Director Cheri Paulson.
“At Babson, in addition to teaching certain subjects, we’re developing people,” says Professor Sebastian Fixson, Associate Dean of Innovation. “The environment is different today: it’s more than how we teach, it’s also how it happens, where it happens, and with whom it happens.”
According to Fixson, any MBA offers students knowledge, a credential, and the network. But the Babson MBA has a unique perk that other institutions cannot match, in that so many of your classmates, now or in the future, are entrepreneurs, and they come from across the world. 73% of full-time graduate students attend Babson from other countries, and all programs feature almost 50% women.