McGuire Entrepreneurship Program Named One of Best in Country by Princeton Review
Sept. 16, 2014
The McGuire Entrepreneurship Program ranked No. 22 among undergraduate programs and No. 19 among graduate programs nationally.
TUCSON, Ariz. – September 16, 2014 – The University of Arizona’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the Eller College of Management is in the top 25 once again in the annual Princeton Review survey of undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs, out in Entrepreneur magazine today.
The McGuire Entrepreneurship Program ranked No. 22 among undergraduate programs and No. 19 among graduate programs nationally. The program is at No. 10 among public programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The news comes just one week after the 2015 edition of the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges issue, in which the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program ranked No. 6 in the country and No. 2 among programs in public schools.
“Arizona is an amazing place to be an entrepreneur, and the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program has a long history of training students to visualize opportunities and turn those opportunities into viable, scalable ventures,” said Joe Broschak, interim executive director of the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, which houses the program.
Last fall, the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship was recognized at the Governor’s Celebration of Innovation for its success in higher education. It was also one of just two programs in the U.S. recognized as exemplars in a 2013 World Bank report on best practices in entrepreneurship education.
This is the 30th anniversary year for the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, which was founded at the UA in 1984 thanks in part to a gift by alumnus Karl Eller.
“Formal instruction and mentorship from great minds in business can help leaders prepare for the challenges that come with entrepreneurship,” said Amy Cosper, VP and editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “The schools in our annual list have ranked high for creating some of the best environments to nurture the pursuit of building a business from the ground up.”
The Princeton Review ranking is based on surveys sent to school administrators at more than 2,000 institutions from April to June in 2014. The lists recognize 50 programs in all –- 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate – for their excellence in entrepreneurship education. The Princeton Review has reported these lists annually since 2006 in partnership with Entrepreneur Media Inc., publisher of Entrepreneur magazine.