• The best business schools in the world are ranked each year by education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds.
  • QS recently released rankings for various MBA specializations, including the top programs for careers in entrepreneurship.
  • QS based its ranking on surveys of employers, academics, and business school programs, and evaluated MBA programs on how many students went on to start a business, the programs' reputations for entrepreneurial graduates, and research output pertaining to entrepreneurship.
  • Here are the top 25 global MBA programs for careers in entrepreneurship, according to the QS rankings.

Getting an MBA can be a huge boost if you want to advance your career by starting your own business. Here are some of the best MBA programs in the world where you can get that boost.

Education specialists QS Quacquarelli Symonds annually rank the best MBA programs in the world based on surveys of employers, academics, and business school programs.

They recently released rankings of MBA programs that are good for specific career specializations, focusing on programs with strong career outcomes in particular industries or activities.

For their ranking of the best MBA programs for careers in entrepreneurship, they combined their overall ranking of the best MBA programs in the world with further data on how many graduates went on to start their own businesses, the programs' reputations among employers for developing entrepreneurial skills, and faculty members' research output in fields related to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Here are the 25 best MBA programs for careers in entrepreneurship, according to QS, along with the share of recent graduates who started their own businesses and the programs' scores from 0 to 100 in the three entrepreneurship-specific categories listed above:

25. Copenhagen Business School

25. Copenhagen Business SchoolWikimedia Commons

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Share of graduates starting their own business: 5%

Career placement score: Not available

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 95

24. IMD

24. IMDFacebook/IMD Business School

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

Share of graduates starting their own business: 4%

Career placement score: Not available

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 86

23. Northwestern (Kellogg)

23. Northwestern (Kellogg)Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Location: Evanston, IL

Share of graduates starting their own business: 2%

Career placement score: Not available

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 94

22. Yale

22. YaleFacebook/Yale School of Management

Location: New Haven, CT

Share of graduates starting their own business: 6%

Career placement score: Not available

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 80

21. SDA Bocconi

Location: Milan, Italy

Share of graduates starting their own business: 4%

Career placement score: Not available

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 92

20. NYU (Stern)

Location: New York, NY

Share of graduates starting their own business: 3%

Career placement score: Not Available

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 88

19. ESSEC

Location: Paris, France/Singapore

Share of graduates starting their own business: 30%

Career placement score: 100

Employer reputation score: 60

Research strength score: 87

18. University of Hong Kong

18. University of Hong KongReuters/Bobby Yip

Location: Hong Kong

Share of graduates starting their own business: 12%

Career placement score: 80

Employer reputation score: 80

Research strength score: 91

17. University of California at Los Angeles (Anderson)

17. University of California at Los Angeles (Anderson)Facebook/UCLA Anderson School of Management

Location: Los Angeles, CA

Share of graduates starting their own business: 5%

Career placement score: Not available

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 91

15 (tie). Columbia University

Location: New York, NY

Share of graduates starting their own business: 4%

Career placement score: Not available

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 92

15 (tie). HEC Paris

15 (tie). HEC ParisFacebook/HEC Paris

Location: Jouy-en-Josas, France

Share of graduates starting their own business: 5%

Career placement score: Not available

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 91

14. University of Chicago (Booth)

Location: Chicago, IL

Share of graduates starting their own business: 3%

Career placement score: Not available

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 92

13. INSEAD

Location: Fontainebleau, France/Singapore

Share of graduates starting their own business: 3%

Career placement score: Not available

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 92

12. London Business School

12. London Business SchoolFacebook/London Business School

Location: London, UK

Share of graduates starting their own business: 4%

Career placement score: Not available

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 91

11. MIT (Sloan)

Location: Cambridge, MA

Share of graduates starting their own business: 5%

Career placement score: Not available

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 95

10. University of Cambridge (Judge)

Location: Cambridge, UK

Share of graduates starting their own business: 8%

Career placement score: 40

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 92

9. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)

9. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton)The Wharton School/Facebook

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Share of graduates starting their own business: 5%

Career placement score: Not available

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 98

8. University of California at Berkeley (Haas)

8. University of California at Berkeley (Haas)

Ryan Ellis prepares shipments of home mushroom growing kits at Back to the Roots (BTTR) on December 1, 2010 in Emeryville, California. Back to the Roots was founded by U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business graduates Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Velez when they learned that they could grow mushrooms using used coffee grounds.

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Location: Berkeley, CA

Share of graduates starting their own business: 8%

Career placement score: 40

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 92

6 (tie). Harvard

6 (tie). HarvardReuters

Location: Boston, MA

Share of graduates starting their own business: 7%

Career placement score: 40

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 97

6 (tie). IESE Business School

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Share of graduates starting their own business: 10%

Career placement score: 60

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 91

5. ESADE

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Share of graduates starting their own business: 10%

Career placement score: 60

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 91

4. Oxford University (Saïd)

Location: Oxford, UK

Share of graduates starting their own business: 11%

Career placement score: 60

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 93

2 (tie). IE Business School

Location: Madrid, Spain

Share of graduates starting their own business: 25%

Career placement score: 100

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 67

2 (tie). Imperial College Business School

Location: London, UK

Share of graduates starting their own business: 13%

Career placement score: 80

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 95

1. Stanford University

1. Stanford UniversityAssociated Press

Location: Stanford, CA

Share of graduates starting their own business: 16%

Career placement score: 100

Employer reputation score: 100

Research strength score: 92

--This post originally appeared on Business Inisder.

Published on: Mar 27, 2019