NEW YORK, NY – November 10, 2015 – Baruch College offers two of the top 10 programs in the country for students who seek to launch their own business, according to The Princeton Review. The college significantly improved its rankings in the annual survey in both the graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship categories.
Baruch rankings at a glance
For eight consecutive years Baruch College has been included in one or both of the undergraduate and graduate lists, and this year’s rankings are the highest the college has appeared on each list. The selections were made from among more than 300 schools with entrepreneurship programs, based on surveys by The Princeton Review in partnership with Entrepreneur magazine.
“We’re very proud to be recognized for our entrepreneurship programs, which are a key element of our commitment to provide academically rigorous business education that is both world-class in quality and reputation and worldwide in its impact,” said Dr. H. Fenwick Huss, Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business.
“Our rankings reflect our commitment to provide students with a unique blend of entrepreneurship education that offers the opportunity to take action, innovate and pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions both inside and outside of the classroom,” said Dr. Ramona K. Zachary, Academic Director of the Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship, and chair of the Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management.
The Field Programs are a unique and comprehensive model for entrepreneurship, bringing together faculty, staff, students, consultants, and entrepreneurs to provide educational programs and activities as well as conduct and disseminate research. Students can take in-depth courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that build their entrepreneurial skills. Courses are offered in the areas of creativity, ideation and innovation; leadership; social business; technology; communication and negotiation; social entrepreneurship and community development; women and entrepreneurship; intrapreneurship; and acceleration. The faculty are world-renowned researchers that lead the Entrepreneurship Research Society and Entrepreneurship Research Journal, which is indexed in Thomson ISI.
The entrepreneurship outreach arm is the Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship, which houses the Baruch College Small Business Development Center, the CUNY Institute for Virtual Enterprise, and is associated with the CUNY Center for Student Entrepreneurship. Collectively these programs conduct one-on-one counseling, co-working, conferences, workshops, trainings, lectures, makerspace activities, various business plan and pitch competitions, and an incubator/accelerator program.
The Princeton Review tallied its lists of top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate schools based a survey it conducted from May through August 2015 of more than 300 schools offering programs in entrepreneurship studies. More than three dozen data points were analyzed for the rankings. Among them were the percentage of faculty, students, and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors, the number and reach of mentorship programs, and funding for scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies and projects.
About Zicklin School of Business:
Backed by a long tradition of excellence in public higher education, the Zicklin School of Business is proud to be a leader in providing urban-based undergraduate and graduate business and executive education for the twenty-first century. A school within Baruch College, consistently rated by rankings experts among the top performers in areas relevant to today’s students, such as academic excellence, diversity, and value, Zicklin offers a wide range of part-time and full-time business degree programs that are internationally accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), taught by faculty who are thought leaders and active researchers and practitioners in their fields. Integrated both physically and philosophically into the fabric of New York City, the world’s financial capital, the Zicklin School is committed to delivering relevant, affordable, academically rigorous business education.
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 164 countries and speak more than 129 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 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/.
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