Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks Drexel’s LeBow College among the Nation's Top Colleges

Entrepreneur Magazine Ranks Drexel’s LeBow College among the Nation’s Top Colleges

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business has been distinguished as one of the top schools for entrepreneurs. LeBow College of Business ranked sixth in the nation for undergraduate programs in a survey of over 700 schools just released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The survey will be available when Entrepreneur magazine’s October issue becomes available at newsstands on September 26.

LeBow College achieved the ranking based on a multitude of factors including the entrepreneurial emphasis of the curriculum, mentoring, experiential learning, faculty credentials, and the success of graduating students and alumni. Results of the survey suggest that LeBow, through its Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology, demonstrated a commitment to practical, hands-on experiential learning to provide the skills that translate into real-world businesses. For more information and a complete listing of the schools, visit www.entrepreneur.com.

“The U.S. economy is seeing an increase in the number of workers starting their own businesses,” said Dr. George P. Tsetsekos, dean of Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. “The new curriculum at LeBow College places greater emphasis on entrepreneurship as we anticipate and address the needs of the business world and our undergraduate students. The innovation and forward-thinking put into practice at the Baiada Center is cutting-edge in training LeBow students to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.”

In fall 2005, LeBow College of Business added an undergraduate concentration in entrepreneurship, a concentration at the graduate level, as well as a minor in entrepreneurship accessible to students from other schools within Drexel University. Classes take place in the Baiada Center and dovetail with the Center’s other offerings, including StartUp!, a summer camp for high ability high school students; business plan and entrepreneurial skills workshops; a regional entrepreneurial breakfast series; and an annual entrepreneurship conference that includes a business plan competition.

The Center serves as an incubator for eight thriving start-up companies, which were past winners of previous business plan competitions, and provides these companies professional development through its Growth Acceleration Program (GAP).

“The mission of the Baiada Center is to develop entrepreneurial leaders and foster the creation of successful technology ventures within the Drexel communities,” said Mark Loschiavo, executive director of the Baiada Center. “We take an interdisciplinary approach to achieve this goal, which produces synergistic opportunities to connect students and start-up companies with mentors and potential partners in the business and investment communities.”

About Drexel University’s Baiada Center in LeBow College of Business

Drexel University’s Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology was created to bridge education and entrepreneurship by linking research, coursework and entrepreneurial thinking with practical guidance for budding entrepreneurs. The Baiada Center also brings a wide range of successful entrepreneurs to campus to share their valuable insights.