Chicago Booth | Mr. Overrepresented Indian Engineer
GMAT 740, GPA 8.78/10
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Analyst To Family Business Owner
GMAT 710, GPA 3.2
Harvard | Mr. FBI To MBB
GMAT 710, GPA 3.85
Stanford GSB | Mr. Two Job
GRE 330 GRE, GPA 3.63
Tuck | Mr. Infantry Officer To MBA
GRE 314, GPA 3.4
Darden | Mr. Program Manager
GRE 324, GPA 3.74
Tuck | Mr. Smart Cities
GRE 325, GPA 3.5
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Biz Human Rights
GRE 710, GPA 8/10
Harvard | Mr. Food Tech Start Ups
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. The Builder
GMAT 740, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Mr. International Oil
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Consulting To Emerging Markets Banking
GRE 130, GPA 3.6 equivalent
Harvard | Mr. Comeback Kid
GMAT 770, GPA 2.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. Greek Taverna
GMAT 730, GPA 7.03/10
Harvard | Ms. Biotech Ops
GMAT 770, GPA 3.53
NYU Stern | Mr. Development
GMAT 690, GPA 2.5
Chicago Booth | Mr. Energy Operations
GRE 330, GPA 3.85
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 To Healthcare Reformer
GRE 338, GPA 4.0 (1st Class Honours - UK - Deans List)
Wharton | Mr. Steelmaker To Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.04/4.0
Duke Fuqua | Mr. Indian Quant
GMAT 745, GPA 9.6 out of 10
Stanford GSB | Mr. Food & Education Entrepreneur
GMAT 720, GPA 4.0
Harvard | Ms. Gay Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.6
Harvard | Mr. Lieutenant To Consultant
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Duke Fuqua | Mr. IB Back Office To Front Office/Consulting
GMAT 640, GPA 2.8
Rice Business | Mr. Future Energy Consultant
GRE Received a GRE Waiver, GPA 3.3
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Campaigns To Business
GMAT 750, GPA 3.19
MIT Sloan | Mr. Special Forces
GMAT 720, GPA 3.82

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%