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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship Holds Strong in Latest Collegiate Rankings

Princeton Review/Entrepreneur magazine, U.S. News recognize Center’s solid reputation.

TUCSON, Ariz. – September 24, 2012 – The University of Arizona’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the Eller College of Management maintained its top positions in the 2013 America’s Best Colleges issue of U.S. News & World Report and the latest assessment by Princeton Review/Entrepreneur magazine.

Princeton Review/Entrepreneur magazine’s annual survey, out today, placed the McGuire Center #2 among public undergraduate programs (#7 overall) and #4 among public graduate programs (#9 overall).

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship also maintained its #2 ranking among public school programs in the U.S. News survey, out last week. The program ranked #6 overall, behind Babson College, Indiana University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, and MIT. McGuire is among only a handful of programs in the U.S. that maintains top-tier rankings in both undergraduate and graduate rankings in all major surveys for the last decade.

“The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship was among the first such programs in the country, and its reputation continues to draw students to the UA,” said Len Jessup, dean of the Eller College. “Alum of the program have launched over 500 businesses since 1984. While the rankings recognition is wonderful, the tangible impact of the program on our economy is even more important.”

The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is also a finalist in the 2012 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation Awards in the academia category. Awards will be announced on November 8.

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.

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Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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