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Entrepreneurial Programs Gain National Ranking

Fairleigh Dickinson University Recognized in Entrepreneur Magazine’s List of Top 50 Entrepreneurship Programs

Madison, NJ (April 1, 2003) — Fairleigh Dickinson University is listed as a "Top 50 Entrepreneurship Program" in the April, 2003, issue of "Entrepreneur" magazine.

The magazine researched more than 700 entrepreneurship programs for this study. The rankings are based on more than 30 criteria, including course offerings, teaching and research faculty, business community outreach, degrees and certificates offered, and faculty and alumni evaluations.

The Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies administers Fairleigh Dickinson’s entrepreneurship program. It is part of the University’s AACSB-accredited Silberman College of Business.

Leo J. Rogers, Jr., the director of the Institute, said: "This national ranking is a tribute to the solid programs we offer to students and the community. Rothman Institute outreach programs include the Family Business Forum, a membership program that has been supporting family businesses for a decade, and the annual New Jersey Family Business of the Year Awards competition."

Free business plan development by MBA students, the Female Entrepreneurs’ Networking Group, business seminars, the annual Richard M. Clarke Distinguished Entrepreneurial Lecture, and the coordination of the East Coast Collegiate Entrepreneur Awards program are further examples of the way the Institute reaches beyond the campus, Rogers said.

The Rothman Institute offers majors in entrepreneurial studies on the graduate and undergraduate levels, a post-MBA certificate in entrepreneurial studies, and an undergraduate level Certificate in Entrepreneurial and Business Management Studies for adults. In addition, it is currently developing a summer business camp for teenagers. The camp will help prepare high school students for business and entrepreneurial careers.

For information on academic and community programs, contact James C. Barrood at 973.443.8842.

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