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Michigan Ross Rises to No.2 in the Poets&Quants and Princeton Review’s Ranking of the Best MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship


The Ross School of Business jumped to the No. 2 spot on both Poets&Quants' and the Princeton Review's rankings of graduate studies in entrepreneurship, out of more than 300 schools.

Both rankings considered many factors. The Princeton Review conducted surveys about course offerings and requirements, student and faculty data, competitions and out-of-school activities, and scholarships and aid. Poets&Quants also focused on the school’s accelerator space and venture funds available. This transparency in the ranking system allows for potential students to learn more about each school and weigh which criteria are most important to them. 

Last year, Michigan Ross placed fourth on the Princeton Review’s list and seventh on Poets&Quants. This five-spot jump in the Poets&Quants ranking is the highest that any school improved this year.

In conjunction with the Princeton Review, Entrepreneur also highlighted Michigan Ross as the No. 1 graduate program for entrepreneurship in the Midwest. They touched on the impressive  88 entrepreneurship courses offered for students, which inspired the conception of 286 companies in the past five years post-graduation.

The rankings demonstrate the high quality and experience students receive at Michigan Ross’ Zell Lurie Institute. For over 23 years, ZLI has helped passionate and motivated individuals to create, lead, and shape innovative ventures in an ever-changing business environment. Through courses, programs, and resources, students and professionals can learn entrepreneurial thinking to complement any career path or endeavor. 

“We are honored to have earned this recognition in both the Princeton Review and Poets&Quants entrepreneurship rankings,” said Brad Killaly, associate dean for the full-time and global MBA programs at Michigan Ross. “Our MBA program partners with the Zell Lurie Institute to offer unique and impactful, action-based opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, preparing graduate students to be leading innovators for all future ventures.”

"The Zell Lurie Institute at Michigan Ross continues to design and deliver new programming in response to the ever-evolving landscape of entrepreneurship,” said Stewart Thornhill, executive director of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and Eugene Applebaum Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at Michigan Ross. “Our students learn firsthand how the principles of entrepreneurship fuel the success of any organization while gaining transferable skills to assist them on their chosen career path."

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