Florida Atlantic University College of Business's commitment to fostering entrepreneurship has been recognized by The Princeton Review and entrepreneur magazine.
FAU's undergraduate program ranks in the top 25, moving up from 27th place last year to 24th place and holding a solid second place among Florida's public universities. FAU's graduate program maintained its previous ranking of No. 42.
The Princeton Review, an educational services company, also reported the highest-ranked schools in seven regions: International, Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, South, Southwest and West. In the Southern Region, FAU was ranked No. 5 for undergraduates and No. 8 for graduate schools.
“We are truly grateful for this recognition,” said Dr. Kevin Cox, director of the FAU Adams Center for Entrepreneurship. “We remain steadfastly committed to educating and supporting students and other founders while providing impactful and valuable contributions to South Florida’s vibrant startup ecosystem. ”
The 2024 ranking evaluated nearly 300 institutions in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Europe to identify the best schools for students looking to start their own businesses. Data analyzed included entrepreneurship-focused courses and enrollments, department representation by entrepreneurship faculty, mentoring, entrepreneurship ventures by alumni, and sponsored competitions such as new ventures and business plan contests. It is included.
FAU's academic program in entrepreneurship combines practical experience with rigorous coursework taught by faculty widely known for their research.
Through the Adams Center for Entrepreneurship, FAU's Research Park, Tech Runway, WAVE Competition, and Madden Center for Value Creation
, At the Phil Smith Center for Free Enterprise, FAU students learn to create and test business models, develop comprehensive business plans, launch startups, and seek outside investment to advance their ventures .
Dr. Eslyn Williams, dean of the university's College of Business, said this ranking reflects the many investments made in FAU's entrepreneurship programs.
“We have worked to expand our entrepreneurship program offerings so that both undergraduates and graduates are exposed to as many entrepreneurship opportunities as possible,” she said. .
Rob Franek, editor-in-chief of The Princeton Review, said there are multiple reasons why the ranked schools stand out.
“Their faculty is outstanding, and their programs of study have a strong experiential component,” Franek says. “Students also receive mentoring and networking support that will help them in their careers.”
The latest rankings are posted. entrepreneur It will be published in the December issue of the magazine website.
“Entrepreneurs know that the best ideas often come from competition and pressure,” says editor-in-chief Jason Pfeiffer. entrepreneur magazine. “Higher education is a great example. As more schools build world-class entrepreneurship programs, that energy, excitement, and strong resources will only increase, and the schools on our list , making it the best school to help young leaders develop into the world-changers of tomorrow.”