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Best B-schools for Entrepreneurship?

Mark Marich

There is a growing realization that entrepreneurs don’t necessarily have to emerge from business schools—some emerge through other academic disciplines like engineering or music, some drop out of school to pursue their startups, and some avoid post-secondary education altogether. But that doesn’t mean that entrepreneurs can’t come from business schools. And if you ask business school students themselves, they would tell you that the Worcester Polytechnic Institute is at the top of the list.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s series on the “Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2013” evaluates the opinions of undergraduate business students from 124 schools on everything about their school “from getting in to getting a job.” Of course, all alumni have a bias toward their alma mater and this survey was no different. The average “grade” given to each school was somewhere between an A- and a B+ -- so consider these rankings accordingly.

According to the Class of 2013, the top business schools for entrepreneurship are:

  1. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  2. Babson College
  3. Baylor University (Hankamer School of Business)
  4. Cornell University (Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management)
  5. Syracuse University (Whitman School of Management)
  6. Texas Christian University (Neeley School of Business)
  7. University of Southern California (Marshall School of Business)
  8. Case Western University (Weatherhead School of Management)
  9. Washington University in St. Louis (Olin Business School)
  10. University of Arizona (Eller College of Management)

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