Financial Times Ranks Babson #2 For MBA Entrepreneurship Programs Worldwide

WELLESLEY, Mass., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Financial Times 2013 Global MBA rankings highlights Babson's leadership position in entrepreneurship education.

Babson ranks #2 among top MBA programs Stanford, MIT and UC Berkeley. Since 2000, Financial Times has ranked Babson's F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business in the top five entrepreneurship programs among global business schools.

Babson excels in other categories as well. FT places Babson #13 in Career Progress Rank, behind only Harvard and Stanford among U.S. programs. Also, FT places Babson at #29 in Alumni Recommends Rank.

Babson ranks 38th among U.S. business schools and 80th in the global business school rankings. This ranking represents a climb of 20 spots from last year.

"The Financial Times ranking truly represents the upper echelon of graduate management education. Babson's place on this list reinforces that we are truly one of the world's leading business schools. The Entrepreneurship ranking is strong evidence of the success of our unique approach and the value our alumni see in what we do," said Dennis Hanno, Vice Provost and Murata Dean of the Graduate School.

Criteria

"This year, 155 business schools from 28 countries took part. Each school must meet strict entry criteria: for example, schools must be internationally accredited and the MBA must have run for at least four consecutive years.  Data for the rankings are collected using two online surveys, one for the schools and one for alumni who completed full-time MBAs in 2009." Read more at the Financial Times methodology Web page.

View complete rankings at the Financial Times global MBA rankings Web page.

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds™. The College is a dynamic living and learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For information, visit www.babson.edu.

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