Which colleges are the best for the student entrepreneur?
The Jerusalem Daily newspaper has published a list of the top 10 undergraduate and graduate schools in the country, which has sparked a debate on the academic merit of students pursuing entrepreneurship.
“The top 10 universities are very competitive.
They all have very good rankings in entrepreneurship,” the paper quoted an unnamed professor as saying.
“There is a lack of entrepreneurship among the best students.
They don’t have the skills, and they don’t know how to apply for the right jobs.”
According to the paper, a majority of graduates of the Top 10 universities have degrees in finance, business administration, marketing and management, and pharmacy and pharmacy science.
The list of schools includes: the University of Chicago, Harvard, Duke, Harvard Business School, University of Maryland, University at Buffalo, Stanford, Northwestern, Georgetown, Northwestern University, the University at Albany, Cornell, Yale, Stanford Law School, Northwestern State, Columbia University, Columbia, Stanford University, and Duke University.
“At least one in 10 of these students do not have a college degree and are studying at a community college,” the article said.
“In the future, the universities should consider expanding the number of graduate degrees in entrepreneurship, and the number should be at least 10 percent.”
The Top 10 colleges also include the University the City of New York, Yale University, Harvard University, Cornell University, Yale Business School and Columbia University.
The Jerusalem Post article comes on the heels of the publication of an analysis by the New York Times, which ranked the top colleges in the United States by their graduates’ earnings, and their success rate in enrolling students.
“These are the top universities in the world, and we should give them the benefit of the doubt,” said Yael Behar, director of the Center for the Study of Entrepreneurship at the Israel Democracy Institute.
“The idea that we need to create a better economy and create a healthier society by investing in a small group of students is a dangerous delusion.”