MBA applicants can get carried away with rankings. In this series, we profile amazing programs at business schools that are typically ranked outside the top 15.
Wake Forest University’s Babcock School of Business prides itself on an integrated, leadership-focused curriculum. All students complete required first-year core course work, which establishes a foundation for Babcock’s entrepreneurial approach to business problem solving. During the second year, students choose a narrower career concentration, but entrepreneurship remains at the forefront. For students planning on starting their own business, Babcock provides resources through its Angell Center for Entrepreneurship. Included among these is the Babcock Demon Incubator, a program that supports growth-oriented early-stage ventures and is described on the school’s Web site as a “living laboratory” for students and faculty. The school also houses a Family Business Center to offer management training and networking resources to students involved in a family business.