Best MBA for Entrepreneurship

U.S. News & World Report

At a time when the workforce is in a constant state of disruption, colleges and universities are challenged to innovate and evolve. Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business is doing just that, both via its new MBA, and by doubling down on what it does best—instilling in students an entrepreneurial, make-it-happen mindset that spans every industry, venture, or context. It’s why for the last 26 years, Babson has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for having the best MBA for entrepreneurship nationwide.

Best MBA for Entrepreneurship

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, ranked No. 1 above Stanford University (No. 2), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (No. 3), Harvard University (No. 4), and University of California—Berkeley (No. 5), Babson 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.

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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 circumstances. This is why it is considered to have the best MBA for entrepreneurship.

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 an 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.”

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