Scott Cathcart

Entrepreneur | Impact Investor | Triathlete

Best Schools for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is one of the most vital pieces of business today. With an ever changing global marketplace, there is always gaps to fill and opportunities to be pursued. Whether you believe entrepreneurs are born or whether they are made, there are plenty of resources out there to be utilized for entrepreneurs. As universities expand their academic curriculums, many are beginning to offer entrepreneurship programs, and business incubators. While some are just beginning their entrepreneurship programs, many others have already placed emphasis on the topic. Among the best business schools, some of the best entrepreneurship programs can be found below in no particular order.

Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
With one of the oldest and arguably most prestigious entrepreneurship programs in the world, Harvard offers top business school classes with specialized concentrations. A large variety of clubs, organizations and competitions allow for a strong emphasis on networking and mentorship opportunities. The two main entrepreneurial goals of Harvard are to allow students to join a venture or start their own. Harvard also provides a schools sponsored mentorship program as well as the famous Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship.

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Home to the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial studies, USC is one of the best in the world. WIth specialized offerings in technological entrepreneurship, USC offers undergraduate and graduate degrees of every type. USC’s entrepreneurial program also sponsors school seminars, competitions, clubs and awards that set students up for success with the venture that they choose.

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
The Ross School of Business provides students with the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, arguably the most developed program in the United States. With internship opportunities and business plan competitions, University of Michigan inspires and educates entrepreneurs of all types. Over the last 10 years, over 200 student run ventures have raised an astonishing total of over $45 Million. The Ross School of Business also offers degrees ranging undergraduate to MBA.

Babson College
Babson Park, MA
Home to the 6,000 square foot Blank Center for Entrepreneurship, Babson supports students in all aspects of entrepreneurship and business. Babson graduates have started over 400 companies in the 10 past years, and around 100% of the entrepreneurship faculty have started, run or bought a successful business. Babson also provides students with a school sponsored mentorship program that inspires and teaches students. Competing with Harvard year after year, Babson is always atop the list of best entrepreneurial schools.

Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Located right in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford has made a name for itself in the tech world. With an extraordinary alumni network and academic curriculum, Stanford possesses the energy and charisma consistent with successful entrepreneurs. With joint efforts from the Engineering Department and the Business School, there isn’t too much that isn’t attainable at Stanford.

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