Management December 18, 2014 Last updated September 18th, 2018 1,995 Reads share

Infographic: Where Do Successful Startup Founders Go to School?

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Once upon a time, if you wanted to be a sucessful business person, you took a few business courses in high school, and after graduating, you could get a general business degree. It was a degree, but it really couldn’t completely prepare you to launch a successful startup right out of college. It was not mandatory, though, and in fact, many successful entrepreneurs never received their college degrees. Some rich and famous people who opted out of college include producer, Simon Cowell; fashion designer, Ralph Lauren and Whole Foods founder, John Mackey.

Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Steve Wosniak and Elon Musk

But the truth of the matter is, the majority of highly-successful business people did attend some college, even if some of them didn’t make it to graduation day. Famous faces who didn’t take the walk to accept a degree include Bill Gates of Microsoft, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Steve Jobs of Apple. Some people may not need to go to a top university to be successful, but in reality, taking business courses can give you an advantage over others who don’t.

Fast forward to today, and many of the top colleges and universities are offering tailored programs and updated courses that foster unparalleled entrepreneurship. Which colleges are preparing the successful startups of tomorrow? The answer lies in the past. Did you ever wonder where IT giant, Steve Wosniak of Apple went to college? Did you know that Elon Musk of PayPal and Tesla fame graduated from the University of Pennsylvania?

Top Universities and Colleges

Let’s take a look at the top universities and colleges with top scoring records of pumping out famous business success stories. Some of them may surprise you, while others may automatically pop into your mind, such as Stanford and Carnegie Mellon. How do these schools measure up? What are they doing that really makes all the difference for blooming business owners? If you’re thinking about starting your own company, give these schools a closer look to see how they are encouraging future entrepreneurs.



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