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Drexel Named in Women 3.0 Magazine's Top 50 MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship

February 12, 2008

Drexel University's LeBow College of Business was ranked among the Top 50 MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship by Women 3.0 magazine in its February/March 2008 issue.

Women 3.0 based its ranking on criteria that includes strength of the MBA Program, an entrepreneurship track with talented faculty in the area of entrepreneurship, a wide variety of relevant electives and established entrepreneurship centers/incubators, and schools in close proximity to strong business-hub cities.

"LeBow College's MBA programs are forward-looking and leverage Drexel's core strengths in leadership, technology and connection to industry," said LeBow College of Business Dean George P. Tsetsekos, Ph.D.

Drexel MBA students have an invaluable asset in Drexel University's Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology, which consolidates Drexel University's entrepreneurial offerings. The center provides an innovative and unique approach to entrepreneurial development, offering interdisciplinary academic instruction, real-world resources and a physical environment for accelerated business creation.

The Baiada Center's mission is to develop entrepreneurial leaders and foster the creation of successful technology ventures within Drexel University.

"The Baiada Center provides an innovative and unique approach to entrepreneurial development, offering interdisciplinary education and coaching, world-class resources and a physical environment for accelerated business creation," said Mark Loschiavo, executive director of the Baiada Center. "Our programs, workshops, courses and training provide a continuum of care for innovators and entrepreneurs, driving new business creation, sustainability and growth."

"LeBow College manifests Drexel University's entrepreneurial vision in its curriculum and approach to student learning," said Dr. Donna De Carolis, academic director of the Baiada Center and associate professor of management. "The College's entrepreneurial course offerings are designed so students have the opportunity to work with regional new ventures."

One such practical application is New Venture Projects Online!, a new program that illustrates the commitment of LeBow College and the Baiada Center to connecting students with new ventures, providing both entrepreneurs and students with the benefits of working together.

The Baiada Center offers many other programs, such as 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 Baiada Center serves as an incubator for 11 thriving startup companies that are past winners of business plan competitions, and provides these companies, along with companies throughout the region, professional development through its Growth Acceleration Program (GAP).

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