Ross | Mr. Automotive Compliance Professional
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Chicago Booth | Mr. Oil & Gas Leader
GMAT 760, GPA 6.85/10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Seeking Fellow Program
GMAT 760, GPA 3
Wharton | Mr. Real Estate Investor
GMAT 720, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Chef Instructor
GMAT 760, GPA 3.3
Chicago Booth | Ms. CS Engineer To Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.31
Harvard | Mr. Climate
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Wharton | Mr. New England Hopeful
GMAT 730, GPA 3.65
Wharton | Mr. Digi-Transformer
GMAT 680, GPA 4
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Bangladeshi Data Scientist
GMAT 760, GPA 3.33
Harvard | Mr. Military Banker
GMAT 740, GPA 3.9
Ross | Ms. Packaging Manager
GMAT 730, GPA 3.47
Chicago Booth | Mr. Private Equity To Ed-Tech
GRE 326, GPA 3.4
Harvard | Mr. Gay Singaporean Strategy Consultant
GMAT 730, GPA 3.3
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Electric Vehicles Product Strategist
GRE 331, GPA 3.8
Columbia | Mr. BB Trading M/O To Hedge Fund
GMAT 710, GPA 3.23
Columbia | Mr. Old Indian Engineer
GRE 333, GPA 67%
Harvard | Mr. Athlete Turned MBB Consultant
GMAT 720, GPA 3.4
Ross | Mr. Civil Rights Lawyer
GMAT 710, GPA 3.62
Stanford GSB | Mr. Co-Founder & Analytics Manager
GMAT 750, GPA 7.4 out of 10.0 - 4th in Class
Cornell Johnson | Ms. Environmental Sustainability
GMAT N/A, GPA 7.08
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Trucking
GMAT 640, GPA 3.82
Ross | Mr. Low GRE Not-For-Profit
GRE 316, GPA 74.04% First Division (No GPA)
Harvard | Mr. Marine Pilot
GMAT 750, GPA 3.98
Harvard | Mr. Army Intelligence Officer
GRE 334, GPA 3.97
Harvard | Ms. Data Analyst In Logistics
GRE 325, GPA 4
McCombs School of Business | Mr. Comeback Story
GRE 313, GPA 2.9

All Of The Data Behind This Year’s MBA Entrepreneurship Ranking

We say it all the time: No ranking is perfect. As journalists first, we approach rankings as a reporting exercise. We gather data from as many schools as possible to present in a digestible way for our readers. Part of that process includes opening the notebook, so to speak and sharing all of our data used to calculate actual rankings and the weights we used for each dataset.

This year’s Best MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship includes 16 data points. In the pages to follow, you’ll see all the data we used the calculate the rankings, the weights assigned to each dataset, and a brief explanation of why the data point was included. We truly view rankings as a jumping-off point into a research deep dive. So dive into the data as you examine and consider the different business schools and MBA programs.

Startups Launched (15%)

Weighted at 15% is the average percentage of students to report launching a business within three months of graduation for the Classes of 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. During that four-year span, Washington University in St. Louis had an average of 19.75% of students launch a business immediately after graduation. This is obviously one of the most crucial data points to consider in an entrepreneurship-related ranking as it’s the most pertinent data point to launching a business while earning an MBA.

School Startup Average
Washington University in St. Louis (Olin) 19.75%
University of Michigan (Ross) 18.50%
Stanford University Graduate School of Business 16.39%
Babson College 14.40%
IE Business School 10.35%
Harvard Business School 8.25%
City University of London (Bayes) 7.73%
ESADE 7.31%
University of Oregon (Lundquist) 7.25%
Brigham Young University (Marriott) 6.59%
Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) 6.25%
MIT (Sloan) 6.13%
Rice University (Jones) 5.75%
University of California-San Diego (Rady) 5.09%
Northwestern University (Kellogg) 5.01%
University of California-Berkeley (Haas) 4.98%
Boston University (Questrom) 4.75%
CEIBS 4.66%
Yale University School of Management 4.40%
University of Minnesota (Carlson) 4.18%
University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 4.05%
Columbia Business School 3.94%
Cornell University (SC Johnson) 3.90%
INSEAD 3.75%
Arizona State University (W. P. Carey) 3.45%
University of Texas at Austin (McCombs) 3.40%
University of Chicago (Booth) 3.10%
University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Isenberg) 3.00%
University of Arizona (Eller) 2.78%
College of William & Mary (Mason) 2.75%
Texas Christian University (Neeley) 2.35%
Georgetown (McDonough) 2.30%
Rutgers Business School 2.15%
Southern Methodist University (Cox) 1.78%
University of Wisconsin-Madison 1.50%
New York University (Stern) 1.13%
DePaul University 1.00%
Duke University (Fuqua) 0.68%

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