With its blessed location in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford remains a hot destination for all kinds of would-be entrepreneurs. Indeed, the school sees what it calls "a generational shift toward entrepreneurship."
An all-time high of 16% of the class of 2011 chose to start their own companies at graduation. The school said the percentage of MBA students who shunned traditional MBA jobs in favor of the start-up world reflects a three-fold increase from only 5% in the early 1990s and is a third higher than the 12% peak during the dot-com bubble.
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