The undergraduate entrepreneurship program at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is ranked No. 2 among the more than 2,000 schools nationwide surveyed by The Princeton Review for Entrepreneur Magazine. Baylor was the highest ranked school in Texas.
The eighth annual “Top 25 Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Programs of 2012″ rankings surveyed business school administrators about their institution’s entrepreneurship programs. The annual lists salute 50 programs – 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate programs – for their excellence in entrepreneurship education.
“As one of the oldest and most respected in the nation, our entrepreneurship program continues to break new ground and provide the finest education for our students,” said Dr. Terry S. Maness, D.B.A., dean of Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
“That the Baylor entrepreneurship program continues to rank among the nation’s best is a testament to the dedication of our faculty, staff and alumni who provide our students an outstanding entrepreneurship education,” said Kendall Artz, Ph.D., director of Baylor’s entrepreneurship program and chair of the department of management. “We have added many exciting new programs over the past year, none of which would have been possible without the support from our alumni partners. We look forward to continuing to explore and discover innovative opportunities to further strengthen our program.”
The Princeton Review conducted its surveys of school administrators from April through June 2012. The range of data the education services company used to evaluate the programs and tally the rankings included: the schools’ levels of commitment to entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom, the percentage of their faculty, students, and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors and the number and reach of their mentorship programs. The company also considered their funding for scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies and projects, and their support for school-sponsored business plan competitions.
A feature on these rankings appears in Entrepreneur‘s October issue, available on newsstands and at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges. The Princeton Review also posted the ranking lists on its site at www.princetonreview.com/entrepreneur.