Baylor Ranked Among Nation's Top Entrepreneurship Schools

Aug. 20, 1996

by Alan Hunt

WACO, Texas - Success magazine has again spotlighted Baylor University as one of the nation's top 25 business schools for entrepreneurs. This is the second consecutive year that Baylor has made the coveted list, which appears in the September issue.

Nearly 140 business schools across the country were considered for the survey, which the magazine headlines, "The 3rd Annual 25 Best Business Schools for Entrepreneurs: Schools that Make Millionaires - Learn from the Best."

The judges based their list on overall quality, longevity, resources, and community outreach of the school's entrepreneurship program. Faculty qualifications and student support were also taken into account, along with the "depth and breadth" of the curriculum, the students' "hands on" entrepreneurial experience, and the caliber of the students attending the school.

Dr. Nancy Upton, director of Baylor's John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship, said, "We are very pleased to be once again recognized by Success magazine as a top program. Baylor's program for entrepreneurship is able to sustain this level of excellence due to the work of a talented group of faculty, staff and students. Maintaining excellence is truly a team effort and we appreciate the recognition given by Success."

The Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship also was recently ranked fourth in the nation in a survey of top business schools by U.S. News and World Report.

Upton, who was named Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year by the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, has been a member of the Baylor faculty since 1983. Recognized as a leading authority in the field of entrepreneurship and family business, she has received numerous accolades for her innovative projects and research. She holds the Ben H. Williams Professorship in Entrepreneurship.

In February this year, business school deans from all over the Southwest selected Upton as the recipient of their award for Innovative Achievement in Curriculum Design and Program Development. She received the award during the annual conference of the Southwestern Business Deans' Association in San Antonio.

Baylor was one of the first universities in America to offer a major in entrepreneurship. The school launched its entrepreneurship center nearly 20 years ago - among the first of its kind in the nation.

For more information call Upton at (817) 755-2265.

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