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Stanford Top MBA Program for Entrepreneurship

Mark Marich on January 28, 2013 Source: Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship

Stanford business school students put it at the top of the list of business schools—at least in regards to its offerings for entrepreneurship. As part of its rankings of the best business schools from the class of 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek asked students at 82 U.S. and international schools to rank their entrepreneurship programs.

According to the Bloomberg Businessweek story:
At Stanford, MBAs have the opportunity to partner with alumni to develop and launch businesses through the school’s Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES). The CES also offers students specialized advising sessions from experienced entrepreneurs and executives. Aspiring entrepreneurs can apply to work in the Stanford Venture Studio, where they interact with other students who have similar interests.

Additionally, the MBA curriculum is full of entrepreneurship options, ranging from courses like “STRAMGT 355: Managing Growing Enterprises” to “MKTG 335: Product Launch.” Ninety-nine percent of Stanford B-school students take at least one entrepreneurship class.

Stanford’s Graduate School of Business finished ahead of an impressive collection of schools with eight of the top 10 in the U.S. The top 10 were, in order:

  1. Stanford (Graduate School of Business)
  2. MIT (Sloan School of Management)
  3. Babson College
  4. UC Berkeley (Haas School of Business)
  5. Chicago (Booth School of Business)
  6. Carnegie Mellon (Tepper School of Business)
  7. Imperial College*
  8. UCLA (Anderson School of Management)
  9. IE Business School*
  10. Texas (McCombs School of Business).

*Imperial College is in London, England and IE Business School is in Madrid, Spain.

Category:  General  Tags:  Stanford, MIT, Babson, BusinessWeek

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