Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI) undergraduate School of Business was ranked No. 1 in the nation for entrepreneurship by Bloomberg Businessweek.
"At WPI, a university with a heavy bent toward engineering even for business grads, entrepreneurship plays a part in nearly every course that students encounter," said Bloomberg Businessweek. "Not a surprise, considering it's the main focus of the university's mission statement: 'Developing innovative and entrepreneurial leaders for a global technological world.'"
The ranking is based on student responses to survey questions asking them to rank their program's entrepreneurship offerings. "Our goal is to introduce as many students as possible—particularly non-business students—to innovation and entrepreneurship," Mark Rice, dean of WPI's business school, told Bloomberg Businessweek. Read the Bloomberg Businessweek story here.
The business school offers a minor in entrepreneurship, as well as activities like the Entrepreneurship Club on campus, and a business course catalog that includes classes like "Engineering Entrepreneurship," "Entrepreneurial Selling," and “Growing and Managing New Ventures."
Following WPI in the rankings for entrepreneurship are Babson College, Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business, and Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.