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Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Named A Top School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur

Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management Named A Top School for Entrepreneurship Studies by The Princeton Review & Entrepreneur

The Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University offers one of the best courses of study for students aspiring to become entrepreneurs according to The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.

The Princeton Review, known for its many categories of annual college and graduate school rankings, selected the Whitman School for its lists, “Top 50 Undergraduate, Top 25 Online MBA Programs and Top 25 Graduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2020.” The Whitman School is ranked #19, #18 and #14 respectively.  

In its profile on the Whitman School, The Princeton Review salutes the school for its professors who are very intelligent and qualified individuals who have a strong base in what they teach,” and who typically “do justice to both sides of various arguments; classroom discussions don’t feel biased.”

The Princeton Review selected the schools and tallied its rankings based on its June–August 2019 survey of administrators at more than 300 undergraduate and graduate schools offering entrepreneurship studies. The survey asked administrators more than 60 questions about their school’s commitment to entrepreneurship studies inside and outside the classroom. The Princeton Review analyzed more than 40 survey data points to determine the school lists and rankings for 2020. Information about the company’s methodology for the rankings is at www.princetonreview.com/entrepreneur.

“We are thrilled to remain among the best schools in the country for entrepreneurship,” said Todd Moss, associate professor and department chair for entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises at Whitman. “It’s continued validation of our faculty and staff’s hard work to offer a rigorous, innovative entrepreneurship program for our students.”

The EEE program, which annually teaches 3,000 students at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, is unique through the creation of its four teaching tracks to prepare students for future careers in new venture creation, corporate entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and family business. This allows students to be well-suited for the unique challenges in any entrepreneurial setting, whether it is in new or old companies, small or large organizations, not-for-profits or family businesses.

“These schools have truly robust offerings in entrepreneurship studies,” says Rob Franek, The Princeton Review’s editor in chief. “Their faculties are outstanding. Their courses are rich with in-class and out-of-class experiential components, and the financial and networking support their students receive is extraordinary.”

“The popularity of entrepreneurship has increased exponentially since we began publishing this annual ranking more than a decade ago,” saysJason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “As more future leaders seek out paths to realizing their ambitions, this ranking is a valuable asset they can use in the discovery and exploration process.”