The Carlson School and downtown Minneapolis

MBA Program Named Top 25 for Entrepreneurship in the U.S.

Monday, October 25, 2021

For the third year in a row, the Carlson School’s MBA Program was named among the top schools in the world for entrepreneurship in Poets&Quants/Inc. “World’s Best MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship in 2022” rankings.

“Entrepreneurship is one of the key components that make us stand out,” says Phil Miller, assistant dean of MBA and MS Programs. “Our deep emphasis on experiential learning provides students—especially those looking to become entrepreneurs—the opportunity to immediately apply classroom learning in the field.”

The Carlson School and its Gary S. Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship have a variety of programs and initiatives to help students and alumni launch startups. From experiential courses taught by world-renowned teachers to mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs, there are resources to help students and alumni at every step of the entrepreneurial journey.

For this work, the Holmes Center recently was honored for its Outstanding Contributions to Venture Creation at the 2021 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) Awards. The GCEC Awards honor the best of university entrepreneurship across 10 different categories.

“It’s important to lead the entrepreneurial community here at the Carlson School and across the Twin Cities,” says John Stavig, director of the Holmes Center. “Our state looks to our entrepreneurship graduates as the engine for economic growth throughout Minnesota.