Thursday, April 23, 2009

US News Ranking in Graduate Entrepreneurship Programs

I’m pleased to announce that the US News and World Report released this morning it’s list of specialty programs in MBA schools, and the graduate entrepreneurship program at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University was ranked 15th (tied with Duke) in the nation! For us, this is particularly good news as we’ve moved up three places and ahead of outstanding schools such as University of Michigan, Northwestern, Dartmouth and DePaul University.

Rankings, while always interesting to those in academia, are for me a time to reflect on all the people who’ve helped us achieve this honor. In particular, I think of all of the entrepreneurs who’ve reached out to our program and helped our students by judging business plan competitions, speaking in our classrooms, all the way to just having a cup of coffee with interested students. While I’m very pleased that entrepreneurs have provided so much help and support to the Syracuse University program, I also know that entrepreneurs are helping colleges and universities across the country. Thanks to all of you for making a difference in the lives of so many students who are excited about entrepreneurship. We couldn’t do it without you!

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