The Financial Times released its 2017 ranking of the top MBA programmes for Entrepreneurship.
This is a companion to their ranking of top MBAs for Finance, which came out 30 April. Reflecting on the School's performance, Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean and Professor of Finance at Saïd Business School, said:
'In both of these rankings, we placed in the top ten globally, ranking 9th for Entrepreneurship and 8th for Finance. In yesterday’s Entrepreneurship results, 29% of our MBAs from the class of 2013 started up their own companies, and 21% of entrepreneurs were women, both figures considerably higher than many of our direct competitors. This represents the entrepreneurial zeal of our students—women and men—which we will continue to support with the opening of the Oxford Foundry in a few months, supporting all Oxford student entrepreneurs.
These companion results show that we successfully compete on multiple fronts. The Times Higher Education recently reported that our Undergraduate Economics and Management students, in addition to being in the most selective programme across Oxbridge, earned the highest median salaries five years after graduation of any programme in the UK. Add this to the Financial Times results that our Open Enrolment Programmes are ranked 4th globally, both our overall Executive Education activities and EMBA programmeare ranked 9th globally, and that our Masters of Financial Economics programme is ranked 11th globally, and you get a consistent picture. We are routinely ranking in (or near) the top ten in all of our various categories.
From undergraduates to executives, from finance to entrepreneurship, our students and programmes are indeed world class. While we must remember that rankings are imperfect, it is useful to collect this information and, for a moment, reflect on the great work of our community.'