Darden ranked among top schools for entrepreneurship studies
The University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business has been named one of the best graduate schools for entrepreneurship studies.
Darden ranked 13th among graduate schools in a survey by The Princeton Review that will be published in Entrepreneur magazine.
The publications identify 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate schools as the best for entrepreneurship studies each year. This year’s list is the 10th annual survey.
Babson College captured the top spot on the undergraduate entrepreneurship programs ranking for the fourth consecutive year.
Harvard University finished No. 1 on the graduate entrepreneurship programs list for the second consecutive year.
At 13th, the Darden School ranked behind the University of Oklahoma and ahead of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Oklahoma and UNC entrepreneurship programs also were ranked in the undergraduate list, at ninth and 21st, respectively.
The graduate and undergraduate programs at the University of Maryland-College Park also were ranked on both lists, at tenth and 18th , respectively.
The Princeton Review surveyed 300 school offering entrepreneurship studies to compile the lists.
The 60-question survey was conducted from May through August. It asked schools to report on their level of commitment to entrepreneurship studies inside and outside the classroom.
More than three dozen data points were analyzed for the tally that determined the rankings. Topics covered included: the percentage of faculty, students, and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors, the number and reach of mentorship programs, scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies, and the level of support for school-sponsored business plan competitions.
The rankings will be published in the December issue of Entrepreneur on Nov. 17.