Babson College Ranked #1 in Entrepreneurship by U.S. News & World Report - 15th Consecutive Time

Sep 13, 2011, 12:38 ET from Babson College

WELLESLEY, Mass., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babson College's Undergraduate School has been ranked #1 in entrepreneurship for the 15th consecutive time by U.S. News & World Report.

Babson leads the top 5 schools, followed by Indiana University (Kelley), University of Southern California (Marshall), University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), and MIT (Sloan).  

"This year's survey confirms our continued undisputed leadership in entrepreneurship as we extend this leadership to Entrepreneurship of All Kinds® in the broadest array of settings," said President Len Schlesinger.

The College also earned a spot on the list of elite institutions recognized as a "Best in Undergraduate Business" program, coming in at #28.  View the rankings at www.usnews.com.

"Babson's presence on this list, dominated almost entirely by large national universities, is further evidence of our leadership position in business education.  Along with our current #20 ranking in Bloomberg Businessweek, the U.S. News & World Report rankings clearly show that people know about the great things happening here at Babson," Schlesinger said.

"These rankings are based on one simple measure—evaluations by our peers in the professional academic community.  Since the rankings are the result of feedback from business school deans, program directors, and guidance counselors around the country, they provide further evidence of Babson's outstanding reputation in business education and entrepreneurship," he added.

"I want to congratulate Dean Dennis Hanno and Professor Candida Brush for their programmatic and departmental leadership and the entire team of faculty and staff who are involved in delivering the education and creating the environment inside and outside the classroom that receives this level of acclaim. Going forward, we will extend these accomplishments, building on our already strong undergraduate program and expanding our work in Entrepreneurial Thought and Action® and Entrepreneurship of All Kinds® to help prepare the next generation of leaders who create great economic and social value…everywhere," Schlesinger said. "It's another great way to start the academic year!"

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.

Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., is recognized internationally as a leader in entrepreneurial management education. Babson grants BS degrees through its innovative undergraduate program, and grants MBA and custom MS and MBA degrees through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Babson Executive Education offers executive development programs to experienced managers worldwide. For information, visit www.babson.edu.

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