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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

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UA McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship dubbed “best bet” by Fortune Small Business/

McGuire students featured in online video

What: Fortune Small Business released its “Best Colleges for Entrepreneurship” and The Eller College of Management’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at The University of Arizona is listed among the top programs in every applicable category.  The results from a seven-month survey of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, professors, students, alumni, and university administrators narrowed the national field of 3000 college and university programs to a handful of select institutions deemed best bets for would-be entrepreneurs.

Students in the McGuire Entrepreneurship program are also featured in an online video on

Click the following to access the video:   The 101 on becoming a mogul*

The University of Arizona received recognition for entrepreneurship education in the following categories:

  • MBA
  • Undergraduate
  • Cross-disciplinary
  • Social entrepreneurs
  • Double majors
  • State of Arizona
  • Top professors

Who: Don Piper, mentor-in-residence at the McGuire Center, was included among the nation’s top professors in entrepreneurship. Singled out by colleagues, students, and entrepreneurs, Piper works one-on-one with student business planning teams. He commented that while the goal of teaching isn't necessarily to push students to launch a business after graduation, over the past two years, 19 out of the 40 teams he has mentored have done so.

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program No. 11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program No. 48 in the U.S. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the No. 25-ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and on its satellite campus in downtown Phoenix.

Press Contact:
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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