BARUCH COLLEGE RANKS #9 IN NATION FOR UNDERGRADUATE ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Baruch Beats More Than 2,300 Schools for Coveted Spot

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(New York, NY, September 22, 2009) From more than 2,300 schools surveyed by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review, the Baruch College undergraduate program in entrepreneurship has been ranked #9 in the nation.

The seventh annual survey ranks the nation’s top 25 undergraduate
and top 25 graduate programs. Baruch’s ranking can be seen at http://www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges/undergrad/0.html along with information on overall trends in social and sustainable entrepreneurship, experiential learning, and entrepreneurship as a means of outreach both locally and nationally.

Commenting on the ranking results, Professor Ramona Zachary, director of the Field Center for Entrepreneurship, said, “The 2009-2010 academic year is turning out to be a “watershed” for the Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship. Our new MS in Entrepreneurship has officially started. We are offering new elective courses in technology and innovation; social entrepreneurship; community development and entrepreneurship; women and entrepreneurship, and the communications of selling and negotiating. We are delighted to receive this recognition and to be ranked 9th in the nation among all entrepreneurship undergraduate programs.”

For the rankings survey, Baruch College was evaluated in three key areas, including the strength of its academics, the quality of faculty and students, and outside-the-classroom experiences. Ann Cosper, vice president and Editor-in-Chief of Entrepreneur, said, of the ranking results, “Each school that made the list demonstrates excellence in one or more areas—whether in regards to course offerings, the success of students post-graduation, sponsored mentorship programs, or other important factors.  While each program is unique, their inclusion in this ranking solidifies their place in an elite category of institutions offering a superlative level of education and preparedness, and the will to play a key role in ensuring the success of tomorrow’s entrepreneurs.”

The Baruch College undergraduate program in entrepreneurship is a component of the Baruch College’s Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship. The study of entrepreneurship at Baruch College started fifteen years ago with the creation of the Small Business Laboratory. The generous support of real estate executive Lawrence N. Field ’52 has made possible its steady growth and expansion.

Baruch College is the home of the Zicklin School of Business, the nation’s largest undergraduate and graduate business school.              

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Zane Berzins                                                                    
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