Top MBA Programs for Entrepreneurs

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Poets & Quants has just released their inaugural rankings for the top MBA programs for entrepreneurs, and Washington University’s Olin Business School tops the list. 20.7% of its graduates from 2016-2018 launched companies within three months of graduation, and has a whopping $1 million in annual funding available for student entrepreneurs. By comparison, the second ranked school, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, had 15.67% of its graduates start a business within three months of graduation. While a global ranking, all but three of the 27 schools ranked are in the United States. We’ve selected a couple interesting pieces of data from the rankings and put them in the below chart. To see all of the information and further analysis from P&Q, click here.

RankSchoolFinal ScoreLaunched Business in 3 Months% of Faculty who Teach EntrepreneurshipAward Money Available*
1Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)10020.67%27.00%$987,500
2Stanford Graduate School of Business72.5415.67%16.39%$100,000
3Babson College71.316.63%20.00%$132,500
4University of Michigan (Ross)70.2117.33%17.20%$523,500
6MIT (Sloan)52.996.80%15.66%$270,000
8University of Minnesota (Carlson)50.657.67%6.40%$500,000
9University of California-Los Angeles (Anderson)47.173.13%7.74%$41,000
10University of California-Berkeley (Haas)46.866.05%13.56%$100,000
11Rice University (Jones)46.526.00%17.00%$2,942,150
12Harvard Business School45.997.33%12.70%$700,000
13University of Chicago (Booth)45.763.13%11.76%$700,000
14Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)45.686.67%1.00%$60,000
16Indiana University (Kelley)43.421.53%19.23%$20,000
17Northwestern University (Kellogg)42.61.90%4.52%$100,000
18Yale School of Management38.174.13%12.08%$100,000
19University of Texas-Austin (McCombs)34.022.73%11.00%$100,000
20Columbia Business School33.64.27%21.93%$250,000
21University of Virginia (Darden)28.474.53%15.38%$50,000
22UNC-Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)28.181.67%20.00%$49,500
23University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)28.014.97%11.68%$135,000
24Georgetown University (McDonnough)26.633.00%7.81%$189,500
25New York University (Stern)24.21.65%14.00%$275,000
26University of Southern California (Marshall)24.070.50%6.05%$300,000
27Emory University (Goizueta)20.311.07%0.00%$8,500

* Total award money available to full-time MBAs through new venture and startup competitions during the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Related Resources:

• MBA Applicants: Make Your Work Experience Work for You, a free guide
• B-School Selectivity Index: Discover the Schools Where You Are Competitive
• A Bain Consultant-Turned Wharton MBA Starts Her Own Business, a podcast episode

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