Princeton Review places Miami's entrepreneurship program in top 10
Written by Addie Rosenthal, senior director of communications, Farmer School of Business
The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine have named Miami University's Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Farmer School of Business No. 10 on its list of "Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship Undergraduate Programs." This is the seventh consecutive year the institute has been included in the prestigious national Top 25 list.
The Institute for Entrepreneurship at the Farmer School of Business has been named No. 10 on the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine's "Top 25 Colleges for Entrepreneurship Undergraduate Programs," up from No. 12 in 2013 (photo by Scott Kissell).
Miami's Institute for Entrepreneurship now ranks as the No. 3 public institution on the list. It was also ranked No. 3 among schools that "Cater to undergrads who want to be tech innovators." Miami is one of only five schools on that list.
"Our Top 10 ranking is a direct result of four groups: The dedicated faculty – all of whom are entrepreneurs; our alumni – whose success is exceeded only by their commitment to the institute; the hundreds of mentors and supporters who give of their time, talent and resources; and our students – representing 80 different majors, but united in their desire to live what they have learned," said Brett Smith, director, Institute for Entrepreneurship and founding director of Miami's Center for Social Entrepreneurship. "We are proud of the ranking and humbled by the extraordinary group of people who have brought us to this new level.”
Matt Myers, Farmer School dean and Mitchell P. Rales Chair of Business Leadership, added, “The institute is an outstanding example of what is right with higher education – collaboration, experiential learning, a wide diversity of voices and thought, with students, faculty, alumni and mentors working as a team.”
Rankings are based on surveys sent to school administrators at more than 2,000 institutions. 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.