Undergraduate Program Improves Placement; Graduate Program Breaksthrough Top 50 List
NEW YORK, NY- September 16, 2014 – Baruch College has been placed at #9, up from last year’s #25, on the “Top 50 Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurship” 2015 list released today by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. In addition, Baruch is ranked at #14 on the list of “Top 50 Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurship.”
With 590 enrolled students in Baruch’s entrepreneurship courses for Fall 2014; eight full-time faculty including three endowed chaired professors; and 12 adjunct faculty – the entrepreneurship program at Baruch College stands as an educational leader in entrepreneurship in the country.
Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior Vice President and Publisher, praised the College for its exceptional programs and said, “We recommend Baruch College…this year not only for their superb faculty and wide range of courses in entrepreneurship, but also for their out-of-class offerings. Their students have extraordinary opportunities to network with established entrepreneurs, interact on teams that turn promising ideas into possible start-ups, and develop skills to launch their own successful businesses.”
For the seventh year in a row, the College was chosen for this annual list from more than 2,000 schools surveyed by The Princeton Review for Entrepreneur magazine. Evaluations were based on key criteria such as teaching entrepreneurship business fundamentals in the classroom; staffing departments with successful entrepreneurs; excellence in mentorship; and providing experiential or entrepreneurial opportunities outside of the classroom.
Undergraduate and graduate academic programs in entrepreneurship at Baruch College are under the auspices of The Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship based at the Zicklin School of Business. In addition to academics, the Field Programs conduct internationally recognized research and offer an extensive array of counseling and consulting services through the Baruch Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the Lawrence H. Field Center for Entrepreneurship.
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.