Baylor Ranked Tops In Entrepreneurship By 'Entrepreneur' Magazine

March 24, 2003

by Cynthia J. Jackson

Baylor University has been named as one of the best universities for entrepreneurs in the April 2003 issue of Entrepreneur magazine.

More than 700 entrepreneurship programs were researched for the study. Baylor appears in the first tier of the list of the top 50 nationally recognized academic programs in the country. In the magazine's alumni evaluations, Baylor's entrepreneurship program ranked second in the nation.

"I'm pleased that we are receiving this outside confirmation of what we already knew," said Dr. Terry Maness, dean of Baylor's Hankamer School of Business. "The Baylor entrepreneurship program is of the highest quality in the nation."

Entrepreneur's first annual evaluation of the best entrepreneurship programs at U.S. colleges and universities is the most credible and comprehensive analysis of its kind. The study was conducted from September to December 2002 by TechKnowledge Point Corp. of Santa Barbara, Calif. Founded in 2001 by David Newton, TechKnowledge Point is the world's first entrepreneurship/business development research and referral exchange.

In 1970, a national survey of business schools found only 16 courses offered in entrepreneurship. Over the last 30 years, the idea of entrepreneurial education has exploded. Currently, TechKnowledge Point has data on more than 875 entrepreneurship programs at U.S. colleges and universities. Entrepreneur magazine's article breaks down the various types of entrepreneurship programs and advises students how to choose one that meets their needs.

More than 30 criteria were used in the study, including course offerings, teaching and research faculty, business-community outreaches, research centers and institutes, degrees and certificates offered, and faculty and alumni evaluations. In addition, almost 300 colleges and universities responded to surveys designed to allow program directors, faculty and alumni to rank their own entrepreneurship programs against the competition.

These results appear, along with the top 100 list, in Entrepreneur's April issue, available on newsstands March 25. For more information, contact Cynthia Jackson at (254) 710-3495.


About Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business

Students at Baylor's Hankamer School of Business encounter a variety of experiences that strengthen their value system, develop their leadership skills and help them build a global perspective based on a strong Christian foundation. Today, there are approximately 3,500 students enrolled in Baylor's business school. More than 22,000 Baylor business alumni are making a difference in business, in the world, and most importantly, in the lives of people.

• Baylor University is rated as a "Best Buy" in the 2003 Fiske Guide to Colleges.

• The Baylor business undergraduate program ranks in the top 16 percent of accredited collegiate business programs in U.S. News and World Report.

• Baylor business graduate programs also garner national attention. The MBA program is rated in the top 20 percent of accredited collegiate business programs in U.S. News and World Report. In addition, the MBA program is ranked as one of the "Top 80 Business Schools in America" in The Princeton Review.

• Baylor Business Executive MBA programs are recognized for excellence world wide. The Dallas EMBA is ranked 1st in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, 14th in U.S. and 25th in world by The Financial Times.

• The entrepreneurship program is ranked ninth by U.S. News and World Report.

• The accounting program is ranked 10th by The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, for pass rate on 2000 CPA exam.

For more information, visit Baylor Business on the web at http://business.baylor.edu.


About Entrepreneur

For more than 25 years, Entrepreneur magazine has been the leading authority dedicated to empowering entrepreneurs worldwide to start and grow successful companies. More than 2 million readers turn to Entrepreneur every month (MRI 2002 Doublebase) for cutting-edge ideas to help them grow and improve their businesses.

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