All Of The Data Behind P&Q’s 2024 Top MBA Programs For Entrepreneurship

AVERAGE PERCENT OF STUDENTS JOINING A STARTUP (2.5%)

Not everyone wants to launch a company. Others want to join an early-stage startup, which we also believe takes an entrepreneurial mindset.

One of our new data points added last year was the average percentage of students joining an early-stage startup (ten years or younger) within three months of graduation in the Classes of 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.

ESADE had the highest average percentage of MBAs joining startups at 22.8%.

Percentage of MBAs Joining Startups (2018-2022)
School Join Average
1 Esade Business School 22.80%
2 IE Business School 20.26%
3 Boston University (Questrom) 15.68%
4 ESMT Berlin 14.20%
5 Texas Christian University (Neeley) 12.20%
6 Brigham Young University 10.48%
7 University of California-Los Angeles (Anderson) 10.14%
8 University of California-San Diego (Rady) 9.12%
9 Rice University (Jones) 9.00%
10 Georgetown University (McDonough) 8.95%
11 London Business School 8.00%
12 Washington University in St. Louis (Olin) 7.80%
13 City University of London (Bayes) 7.78%
14 University of Michigan (Ross) 7.40%
15 University of Texas at Austin (McCombs) 6.96%
16 University of Minnesota (Carlson) 5.24%
17 New York University (Stern) 4.80%
18 Rutgers Business School 4.16%
19 Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) 4.10%
20 University of Virginia Darden School of Business 3.20%
21 Depaul University 2.90%
22 Yale University School of Management 2.74%
23 Duke University (Fuqua) 2.46%
24 University of Arizona (Eller) 1.76%
25 Arizona State University (W. P. Carey) 1.68%
26 Southern Methodist University (Cox) 1.40%
27 Babson College 0.00%
28 Clemson University (Powers) 0.00%

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