Wake Forest University Schools of Business Ranks #24 in Nation for Entrepreneurship

9.22.2009 Entrepreneurship, News Release, School News

Wake Forest University Schools of Business Beats More Than 2,300 Schools for Coveted Spot

From more than 2,300 schools surveyed by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review, the Wake Forest University Schools of Business were recognized as having one of the top 50 entrepreneurship programs in the country. Wake Forest ranked 24th in the graduate category of the survey.

The seventh annual ranking reveals the nation’s top undergraduate and top graduate programs for entrepreneurship. Wake Forest’s ranking can be seen at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges, along with information on overall trends found with social and sustainable entrepreneurship, experiential learning, and entrepreneurship as a means of reaching out both internationally and locally.

“This year the Princeton Review chose to focus on the growing relationship among our schools of business and medical technology and social entrepreneurship,” said Stan Mandel, Executive Professor and Director of the Angell Center for Entrepreneurship. “This speaks well of the experiential opportunities we offer students in helping commercialize technology innovation in areas like regenerative medicine (WFIRM) — and in the social entrepreneurial efforts where our students serve societal needs such as the Nicaragua Nexus. Both increase the learning opportunities for students while they serve a broader purpose through assisting organizations and social causes. Congratulations to students and Angell Center professionals for making this happen.”

The Schools of Business was evaluated based on key criteria in the areas of academics and requirements, students and faculty, and outside-the-classroom experiences. Amy Cosper, VP/editor in chief at Entrepreneur says, “Each school that made the list demonstrates excellence in one or more areas—whether in regards to course offerings, the success of students post-graduation, sponsored mentorship programs, or other important factors. While each program is unique, their inclusion in this ranking solidifies their place in an elite category of institutions offering a superlative level of education and preparedness that will play a key role in ensuring the success of tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.”

The joint efforts of The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur bring together The Princeton Review's renowned expertise in research and education with Entrepreneur’s in-depth understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing entrepreneurs in a tough economic climate.

The results of the survey, along with the analysis, appear in the October issue of Entrepreneur, which hits newsstands today, September 22nd.