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Entrepreneurship program 12th best in nation

The Princeton Review has ranked Miami University's Institute for Entrepreneurship in the Farmer School of Business as one of the best - ranking it the No. 1 school with an exclusively undergraduate focus, the No. 5 public institution and overall 12th in the nation for best entrepreneurship education, up four spots from last year. The list, published in the October issue of Entrepreneur magazine, has included Miami's undergraduate entrepreneurship program for the sixth consecutive year.

“Our philosophy is that entrepreneurship is more than something you learn. It’s something you have to live to truly understand,” said Brett Smith, director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and founding director of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship. “We give every student multiple opportunities to ‘practice what we teach.’ Experiential learning is integral to our process. We are pleased that the Princeton Review values this as highly as we do.”

Rankings are based on surveys sent to school administrators at more than 2,000 institutions.  This year’s list recognizes 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate programs as the top entrepreneurship programs for 2014.

Evaluation factors

Factors involved in the evaluation include: commitment to entrepreneurship both in and out of the classroom, number of mentorship programs, scholarship funding, grants and successful involvement in entrepreneurial endeavors by students, faculty and alumni. Miami's program is fully taught by entrepreneurs. It supports 10 mentorship programs and nine student entrepreneurship organizations.

Ray Gorman, Farmer School interim dean, said, “The Institute has continued to flourish, with innovative curriculum, exceptional faculty and a growing list of alumni entrepreneurs. The Institute’s areas of focus — Start-Up, Social and Corporate Entrepreneurship — provide students with an all-encompassing, immersive experience.” 

"Our annual ranking provides current and potential entrepreneurs with an overview of the best programs out there that will help cultivate their passions," Amy Cosper, vice president and editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur, said. "The opportunity to expand a skillset or network with business influentials can launch a career forward or infuse new perspectives into a company's growth strategy.  The competitive edge these institutions provide is reason enough to see their value, no matter how untraditional the entrepreneurial pursuit may be."

More information can be found at www.princetonreview.com/entrepreneur.

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Luxembourg
West Chester
Middletown
Hamilton
Oxford
  • Luxembourg
    Luxembourg

    John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

    One of Miami's oldest continuous study abroad programs, the Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg offers students the opportunity to enroll in Miami classes taught by European-based and Ohio-based Miami faculty. Students enjoy a unique combination of first-class academics, engagement in the local community, and various faculty-guided and independent travel opportunities.

    Contact and emergency information for the Luxembourg Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    Château de Differdange
    1, Impasse du Château
    L-4524 Differdange
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
    luxembourg@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/luxembourg

    217-222 MacMillan Hall
    531 E. Spring Street
    Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA

    Directions

    Main Operator: 011-352-582222-1
    Oxford-based Coordinator: 513-529-5050
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • West Chester
    West Chester

    Voice of America Learning Center

    Located midway between Cincinnati and Dayton along I-75, the Voice of America Learning Center (VOALC) offers undergraduate and graduate courses and programs drawn from Miami's Regional and Oxford campuses. Home to Miami's MBA program, the Learning Center provides ready access to graduate programs for area educators and courses leading to the BIS degree for undergraduates.

    Contact and emergency information for the Voice of America Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    7847 VOA Park Dr.
    (Corner of VOA Park Dr. and Cox Rd.)
    West Chester, OH 45069
     
    voalc@MiamiOH.edu
    MiamiOH.edu/voalc

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    Main Operator: 513-895-8862
    (From Middletown) 513-217-8862
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Middletown
    Middletown

    Middletown Regional Campus

    Nestled on 141 acres near I-75, Miami University Middletown offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Nearby Greentree Health Science Academy immerses Miami's nursing and health information technology students in the health care experience while taking classes.

    Contact and emergency information for the Middletown Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

     4200 N. University Blvd.
    Middletown, OH 45042
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

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    Main Operator: 513-727-3200
    (Toll-free) 1-86-MIAMI-MID
    Office of Admission: 513-727-3216
    Campus Status Line: 513-727-3477
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Hamilton
    Hamilton

    Hamilton Regional Campus

    A compact, friendly, commuter campus, Miami Hamilton offers bachelor's degrees, associate degrees, and beginning coursework for most four-year degrees. Small class sizes, on-site child care, and flexible scheduling make Miami Hamilton attractive to students at all stages of life and career.

    Contact and emergency information for the Hamilton Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    1601 University Blvd.
    Hamilton, OH 45011
    regionalwebmaster@MiamiOH.edu
    regionals.MiamiOH.edu

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    Main Operator: 513-785-3000
    Office of Admission: 513-785-3111
    Campus Status Line: 513-785-3077
    Emergency info: regionals.MiamiOH.edu/emergency

  • Oxford
    Oxford

    Miami University, Oxford Ohio

    Nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio. With a student body of 16,000, Miami effectively combines a wide range of strong academic programs with faculty who love to teach and the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions.

    Contact and emergency information for the Oxford Campus. Starting with general contact info on the left; additional contact and emergency information on the right.

    501 E. High St.
    Oxford, OH 45056

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    Main Operator: 513-529-1809
    Office of Admission: 513-529-2531
    Vine Hotline: 513-529-6400
    Emergency info: MiamiOH.edu/emergency