WashU’s Olin Business School has placed first for entrepreneurship in Poets&Quants/Inc Magazine’s ranking of full-time MBA programs across the globe.
The rankings identify those business schools that provide the ideal combination of experiences and resources to entrepreneurial MBAs and also produce the highest number of post-graduate entrepreneurs.
Ten core metrics were considered. The greatest weight was given to two of those measures: The percentage of full-time MBA elective courses focused solely on innovation & entrepreneurship and the average number of startups launched by full-time MBAs immediately after graduation. Each of those data points were equal to 20% of the ranking.
Other metrics included how much accelerator space there is on campus, the amount of startup award money available to students, the number of entrepreneurs-in-residence, and the percentage of MBA students in the school’s entrepreneurship club.
One in five MBAs at Washington University’s Olin Business School have launched businesses in the past three years.
According to Poets & Quants, WashU’s Olin provided “the best well-rounded entrepreneurial support system for full-time MBAs.” Olin not only had the highest percentage of MBA grads to launch businesses but also placed in the top 15 in eight out of ten other categories.
This is the second year in a row Olin has snagged the top spot.