I was looking over the “Top U.S. Business Schools” according to Forbes, and noticed something about their criteria for judging whether or not a school is “good”. Take Harvard for example. They have stats about applicants like G.P.A and GMAT scores, which are all well and good. Then I look down further and see the first year employment compensation numbers, and number of graduates who got hired and where. A majority of their base of whether or not a school is a success is how many got hired, and how much they got paid. Why don’t they research and see how many started their own business after graduating, and how many in the past are successful entrepreneurs? Why must it be based on employment??
Is it because most in this country are so employee-minded that that’s all they care about and all they think applicants care about? If I were applying to grad school, I’d want to know what they can offer for future entrepreneurs and if their faculty is qualified to teach entrepreneurship and more stats about that kind of information.
Anyway, that’s something that I saw and it really bugs me. I’ve always had a dream of donating a sizable gift to my Alma Mater for the explicit purpose of building the best facility to teach entrepreneurial topics for graduates and undergraduates as well. I think this is something that is sorely lacking in most Universities. They only seem to want to teach how to be an employee as opposed to an owner who hires employees.