Baylor Moves Up to No. 6 Among Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies

Paul L. Foster Campus Atrium
The atrium of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, the home of Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, which opened in fall 2015. (Matthew Minard/Baylor University)
Nov. 15, 2018

Latest rankings from The Princeton Review and featured in Entrepreneur magazine highlight “truly superb entrepreneurship programs”

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2018) - Baylor University offers one of the nation’s top entrepreneurship programs for students who aspire to launch their own businesses, according to the latest rankings released by The Princeton Review and featured in Entrepreneur magazine. Baylor’s entrepreneurship program in the Hankamer School of Business moved up to No. 6 in this year’s rankings of the top 25 Best Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurs.

The rankings outline key insights for potential Baylor entrepreneurship students, including the number of entrepreneur-related courses offered (31) and the number of startups (1,095) launched by grads in the past five years.

“We are excited to again be ranked in the top tier of entrepreneurship programs, which continues a long tradition of excellence in entrepreneurship education at Baylor University,” said Matthew S. Wood, Ph.D., chair of entrepreneurship and corporate innovation and The Ben Williams Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business.

“Our undergraduate entrepreneurship program is truly an elite program, thanks to dedication and effort of the faculty and staff in the department of entrepreneurship and the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise,” Wood said. “Our faculty are dedicated to facilitating growth of the entrepreneurial mindset and to guiding students on their entrepreneurial journey.”

With more than 40 years of a high calling to entrepreneurship, Baylor faculty turn questions and doubts into best practices for pioneering innovators with real-world experiences and world-class research, Wood said. Students have the opportunity to engage in entrepreneurship through both hands-on personal experience as well as vicarious learning through the experiences of others.

“The most recent example of these efforts is the introduction of the 1846 Baylor Entrepreneurship Incubator that works with early-stage student ventures to become operational, reach financial sustainability and meet production and sales targets through entrepreneurship programming and education, hands-on support from faculty, a network of mentors and office space in the incubator,” Wood said.

Each year Entrepreneur partners with The Princeton Review to rank the top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate schools for entrepreneurs. The annual survey, now in its 13th year, looks at more than 300 colleges and universities in the United States and abroad and weighs each institution’s commitment to provide its students with world-class mentors, professors and alumni and an environment for budding entrepreneurs to thrive.

“These colleges and business schools have truly superb entrepreneurship programs,” said Robert Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review. “Their faculties are genuinely engaged in entrepreneurism. Their courses are rich with in-class and out-of-class experiential components, and the financial and networking support their students receive via donors and alumni is extraordinary.”

“This annual ranking in partnership with The Princeton Review is an excellent resource for future founders with entrepreneurial goals,” says Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Each of the entrepreneurship programs on the list offers valuable opportunities for business-minded students to become knowledgeable leaders and pursue their passions.”

The 2019 rankings also can be viewed at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges and will be published in the December issue of Entrepreneur magazine, available on newsstands Nov. 27.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

ABOUT HANKAMER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business provides a rigorous academic experience, consisting of classroom and hands-on learning, guided by Christian commitment and a global perspective. Recognized nationally for several programs, including Entrepreneurship and Accounting, the school offers 24 undergraduate and 13 graduate areas of study. Visit www.baylor.edu/business and follow on Twitter at twitter.com/Baylor_Business.

ABOUT THE PRINCETON REVIEW

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY. The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University. For more information, visit www.PrincetonReview.com. Follow the company on Twitter @ThePrincetonRev.

ABOUT ENTREPRENEUR MEDIA INC.

For more than 40 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide.

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