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Chapman entrepreneurial program makes national ranking

September 21, 2010

From more than 2,000 schools surveyed by The Princeton Review for Entrepreneur magazine, Chapman University was recognized as having one of the top 50 entrepreneurship programs in the country. Chapman, which is home for the Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship & Business Ethics, ranked 25th in the undergraduate category of the survey.

The eighth annual ranking reveals the nation’s top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate programs for entrepreneurship. Chapman’s ranking can be seen at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges.  

Chapman was evaluated based on key criteria in the areas of teaching entrepreneurship business fundamentals in the classroom, staffing departments with successful entrepreneurs, excellence in mentorship, providing experiential or entrepreneurial opportunities outside of the classroom, as well as non-traditional, distinguishable aspects of their programs.

“Behind the top ranked schools is not only a great formal classroom experience, but a cross-disciplinary approach to teaching entrepreneurship that embraces and encourages a student’s vision to build a successful business,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s senior vice president of publishing and nationally recognized expert on college admissions.

“The right education enhances and reinforces curiosity and creative thinking in entrepreneurs,” commented Amy Cosper, vice president and editor in chief at Entrepreneur. “This ranking provides a unique look at top schools that offer the type of training, encouragement and direction that nurtures entrepreneurial skills. It’s an excellent resource for those interested in academics as a pathway to their goals, and it can help tremendously in the discovery process to finding the right program.” 

The results of the survey, along with the analysis, appear in the October issue of Entrepreneur, which hits newsstands today, Sept. 21.

The entrepreneurship program at Chapman was founded in 1996 within the George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics.

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