Programs for Entrepreneurs

Ah, Bill Gates”¦the sterling example of a wildly successful entrepreneur everyone dreams of emulating. But coming up with the brilliant concept is just one part of the equation. Most new businesses fail not because the ideas lack merit, but due to all the other challenges that come with setting up shop, from startup finance to marketing and all the rest. With this in mind, more and more business schools are specializing in entrepreneurship programs, and Fortune Small Business has the scoop on which school is the right place for those interested in starting their own companies.

For graduate school, the top spots went to:
Babson
Harvard
Indiana University
M.I.T.
Stanford
Syracuse
University of Arizona
UC Berkeley, Haas
UCLA, Anderson
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Pennsylvania

The top choices for executive education were:
Babson
Harvard
Northwestern
Stanford
University of Chicago
University of Texas at Austin

For the complete list, click here.

But, asks Reflections of a BizDrivenLife, can entrepreneurship be taught? Or does success rely primarily on one’s innate talent? The debate goes back and forth, though the proliferation of MBA programs focusing on the development of entrepreneurs leads us to believe that filling up your “tool box” academically is a great way to back up your brilliance.

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