Ranked 7th Nationally for Entrepreneurship
Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine Announce Rankings
Madison, NJ (September 28, 2006) — The Silberman College of Business has been recognized as one of the top business schools in America for entrepreneurship. In the annual ranking of top entrepreneurship programs done by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine, FDU’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program placed 7th out of more than 700 schools surveyed. In addition, the graduate entrepreneurship program ranked 19th.
The results of this survey can be found in the October, 2006, issue of Entrepreneur Magazine and viewable at: www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges.
Fairleigh Dickinson’s program achieved this ranking through a survey that included questions on mentoring, experiential learning, course offerings, alumni successes and career prospects of current students. Highly ranked schools demonstrated a commitment to entrepreneurship both inside and outside the classroom and had faculty, students and alumni actively involved and successful in entrepreneurial endeavors.
“With the strong support of the Silberman College, we have integrated entrepreneurship into the curriculum and offer courses for non-business students as well,” said James C. Barrood, executive director of the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies. For almost 20 years, the Rothman Institute has been a leader in offering majors on both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as in offering a comprehensive list of courses.
“This recognition would not have been possible without the outstanding teaching, service, mentoring and research of our faculty and staff,” Barrood said. The Institute complements the academic programs with a full range of community outreach programs including seminars, business plan development programs, innovation workshops, mentoring initiatives, recognition events and high school programs – designed to help people succeed.
According to Barrood, the national ranking is a tribute to the innovative programs offered students, entrepreneurs, executives, family businesses and the community. “As we have for the past 17 years, we will continue to foster entrepreneurship and innovation and help create future business leaders and a stronger, more successful New Jersey economy,” he said.
To learn more, visit http://www.fdu.edu/rothman.