Babson’s Entrepreneurship Status Beginning to Crumble

As predicted, without continued innovation, Babson’s entrepreneurship status is beginning to crumble before our very eyes.

As noted at Daily Slop and Campus Entrepreneurship, the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business has been named the nation’s top graduate program for 2007 (by Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.)

You can learn all about it in this press release. There’s a great article in the school paper, too, which basically says their school is the best.

What will Babson’s response be??

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3 Comments so far

  1. Ryan on November 1st, 2007

    Keep in mind that Babson placed #1 for undergrad program and #2 for grad program. Its nice to be #1, but with these rankings, the trivial specifics of the methodology can move a school up and down. So I’d say that Babson, as well as the top few listed in the survey, is a top school when it comes to entrepreneurship.

    Here are the specific rankings:

    http://www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges

  2. Juan Pablo on December 18th, 2007

    I echo Ryan’s sentiments. Babson wasn’t even ranked by Entrepreneurship magazine the year before (or Babson was ranked really low, I don’t remember), how crazy is that? It has to do with how these rankings are calculated. The fact of the matter is that other universities are moving towards e-ship b/c that’s what students demand.

    As long as Babson keeps professors like Bygrave and Timmons in the fold, Babson will still be regarded as one of the best e-ship schools in the nation. Loosing Spinelli doesn’t help though.

    A bigger problem is the fact that Babson doesn’t have much of a reputation outside the North East. If Babson had more of a national presence and was closer to Silicon Valley, it would be pretty much impossible to get into the university – it would be that highly regarded.

  3. Crapmaster on December 19th, 2007

    Good points Juan, thanks for stopping by.

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