Last Updated Sep 26, 2011 11:39 AM EDT
What is even more amazing is the number of majors that have splintered off from the traditional business degree. Accounting and finance are probably the best known, but there are many others including international business, marketing, business communications, business economics, agricultural business and entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship MajorI can see why entrepreneurship would be attractive to college students. Faced with an anemic job market, some students are concluding that they may as well explore starting their own business.
Entrepreneur Magazine and the Princeton Review recently released its second annual survey of the top entrepreneur college degree programs in the country. Like all college rankings, you should take anybody's list with a grain of salt, but at least it gives you some schools to research.
The schools were selected for such things as the strength of their curriculum and mentorship programs, faculty who were/are successful entrepreneurs, the availability of entrepreneurship scholarships, as well as opportunities for entrepreneurship experience outside the classroom.
25 Top Schools for Entrepreneurship
- University of Houston (TX)
- Babson College (MA)
- Baylor University (TX)
- Syracuse University (NY)
- University of Southern California (CA)
- Washington University - St. Louis
- Brigham Young University (UT)
- University of Arizona
- Northeastern University (MA)
- University of Oklahoma (OK)
- Temple University (PA)
- University of Dayton (OH)
- Drexel University (PA)
- University of Missouri - Kansas City
- Miami University (OH)
- University of Utah
- DePaul University
- University of Maryland
- Belmont University (TN)
- Bradley University (IL)
- Texas Christian University
- City University of New York - Baruch College
- University of Wisconsin
- Oklahoma State University
- Xavier University (OH)
Lynn O'Shaughnessy is author of The College Solution, an Amazon bestseller, and Shrinking the Cost of College workbook. She also writes her own college blog at The College Solution.
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