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Baruch College Recognized as a
School That Caters to Undergrads
Who Want to be Tech Innovators



NEW YORK, NY- September 23, 2014  -  Baruch College’s Entrepreneurship Programs received high marks by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine for encouraging technological innovation among its students.

Baruch College has been placed at #9, up from last year’s #25, on the “Top 50 Undergraduate Programs for Entrepreneurship” 2015 list released on September 16, 2014 by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. In addition, Baruch is listed at #14 on the list of “Top 50 Graduate Programs for Entrepreneurship.”

Baruch also earned special recognition and is listed at #2 among the “5 Schools That Cater to Undergrads Who Want to Be Tech Innovators.”

In its review of Baruch College, Entrepreneur magazine stated, "In order to help students graduate with both a diploma and a business, Baruch offers courses covering the intersections of technology, design, and entrepreneurship, as well as social business entrepreneurship."

Entrepreneur also acknowledged “Business Meets 3D Digital Design and Fabrication,” an interdisciplinary course taught in collaboration between faculty in the Zicklin School of Business (Allison Lehr-Samuels and Monica Dean of the Entrepreneurship Department) and the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences (Zoe Sheehan-Saldana of the Art Department).

The course was given high marks because it, “…helps students explore how the choices and processes one makes when designing and creating three-dimensional objects are also a series of business choices, processes and decisions. Readings, case studies, and hands-on projects emphasize the development of critical skills and their application to business and design issues of the present. Students will learn some of the fundamental principles of three-dimensional design (line-plane-volume-mass-space-light) and have access to using digital tools in the design and creation process such as computer-aided design (CAD) programs and rapid prototyping (RP) technologies for three-dimensional visualization. The course focuses on the business context of entrepreneurial and startup ventures.”

With 590 enrolled students in Baruch’s entrepreneurship courses for Fall 2014; eight full-time faculty including three endowed chaired professors; and 12 adjunct faculty the entrepreneurship program at Baruch College stands as an educational leader in entrepreneurship in the country.

 

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About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Mercedes Sanchez, (646) 660-6112, mercedes.sanchez@baruch.cuny.edu
Celene McDermott, (646) 660-6134, celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu

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