Babcock Among Premier MBA Schools Recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine

10.26.2007 Entrepreneurship, News Release, School News

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Entrepreneur magazine’s fifth-annual ranking of entrepreneurship programs places Wake Forest University’s Babcock Graduate School of Management among the nation’s top graduate business schools.

Entrepreneur and its research partner The Princeton Review recognized Babcock as a stellar standout on its honorable mention list along with Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among others.

More than 900 undergraduate and graduate schools were surveyed about their offerings in entrepreneurship. The questions used in the ranking covered three basic areas: academics and requirements, students and faculty, and outside the classroom. Visit for the full story.

An entrepreneur can meet a potential investor at any time, and the polish of their pitch can determine what happens next. At the Elevator Competition, MBA student teams have two minutes to present their business ideas to venture capitalists in an elevator speeding between floors.

Babcock was singled out by Entrepreneur for its well-known annual Elevator Competition, which will be held on March 28-29, 2008. MBA student teams from around the world pitch their business ideas during a two-minute elevator ride with a venture capitalist while competing for the chance to win $5,000 in cash, $40,000 in professional services and face time with potential investors. This spring’s event will, for the first time, also include a business plan competition for social entrepreneurs. For more information, visit

This most recent survey did not include a ranking of program directors, but Stan Mandel, director of Babcock’s Angell Center for Entrepreneurship, has previously been recognized by Entrepreneur as No. 3 among the nation’s entrepreneurship program directors, as ranked by his peers.

Wake Forest’s Babcock School offers five MBA programs: full-time, evening and fast-track executive MBA programs in Winston-Salem, and evening and Saturday MBA programs in Charlotte. The school also offers a 10-month MA in Management program designed specifically for recent college graduates who have majored in liberal arts and sciences and want to learn fundamentals of business and management.

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