The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine have released their annual listing of the top 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate programs in entrepreneurship and I’m pleased to announce that the Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises Program at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University is now ranked as the seventh best program in the United States. This ranking is up from number thirteen last year. Our graduate program in entrepreneurship is now ranked number 21.
From today’s USA Today:
The Princeton Review selected these 50 programs from about 2,000 surveyed, saying they satisfy multiple criteria within three main categories: students and faculty, academics and requirements, and enriching experiences outside the classroom.
The top schools stand out because they have a high number of experienced faculty, students launching businesses after graduation, and experiences outside of the class room, says Princeton Review senior vice president and publisher Rob Franek.
"Students are working with successful entrepreneurs who are working with the primary source and then bringing that experience back down to the classroom for that student," says Franek.
He adds that these schools often offer entrepreneurship competitions and classes to students of any major, creating a "culture of entrepreneurship."
Over the past few years, the number of entrepreneurial programs has grown tremendously, especially as universities recognize the value of interdisciplinary studies, says Franek.
My thanks to all of our students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the program who have helped to create this fantastic program at Syracuse University!