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U of Michigan ranked No. 1 for undergrad entrepreneurship programs

By Jesse Schwartz
Published: November 28th, 2018

The University of Michigan (U-M) undergraduate entrepreneurship program has been ranked first in a list published by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

Universities were judged based on their commitment to entrepreneurship studies in and out of the classroom. Specific data points included the percentage of faculty, students and alumni actively involved in entrepreneurship; the number and reach of mentorship programs, scholarships and grants related to entrepreneurship; and the level of support for university-sponsored business plan competitions.

“What sets the University of Michigan apart is our commitment to pushing the boundaries of education and delivering the action-based learning experiences that build an entrepreneurial mindset — regardless of the career path our students seek,” says Stewart Thornhill, executive director of the university’s Zell Lurie Institute.

“Every program we offer is meant to amplify success for entrepreneurs,” adds Thornbill, “from business plan competitions to working inside of a new venture to investing real dollars in our start-ups.”

In its efforts to boost entrepreneurship on campus, U-M boasts 15 programs and centers, more than 30 student organizations, 68 classes, two start-up accelerators, several pitch competitions and more.

“This No. 1 ranking reflects the collaborative, broad and diverse nature of entrepreneurship across the University of Michigan,” says Jonathan Fay, executive director of the Center for Entrepreneurship in the U-M College of Engineering. “We’ve seen tremendous growth in the interest of our students, and we’re incredibly proud that they’re taking what they learn and making an impact in the community.”

To see the complete rankings, click here.

Source: All About Ann Arbor

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