GW’s entrepreneurship program for graduate students has been recognized as one of the best in the nation by The Princeton Review.
The education services company named the University to its recently released list of “Top 25” entrepreneurship programs for 2014.
Schools were selected based on numerous criteria, including level of commitment to entrepreneurship within and outside the classroom, and the percentage of faculty, students and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors. Data was solicited from 2,000 schools.
This is the first year GW has been named to the list.
Robert Franek, the Review’s senior vice president and publisher, said students in the top programs have extraordinary opportunities “to network with established entrepreneurs, interact on teams that turn promising ideas into possible start-ups, and develop skills to launch their own successful businesses.”
Jim Chung, executive director of GW’s Office of Entrepreneurship, said the level of collaboration at GW is what sets the University apart in entrepreneurship.
In addition to the Office, which was founded in 2010 to promote entrepreneurial research and education, the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) housed at GWSB strives to empower entrepreneurs by linking academics and the GW business community.
Other programs such as the Business Plan Competition, where entrepreneurial teams compete to develop new products and services, attract competitors from every GW college and school.
George Solomon, CFEE co-director and associate professor of management, said GW’s multi-faceted entrepreneurship offerings have roots in entrepreneurial initiatives begun in the 1980s under the leadership of Erik Winslow, professor emeritus of management.
“GW is thrilled that the Princeton Review recognized our accomplishments,” Solomon said.
Posted by gwsb on October 1, 2013 | Filed under: GWSB News.