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LeBow College Top in Region, Among Top 10 in Nation, for Entrepreneurs

September 19, 2008

Drexel University's LeBow College of Business has solidified its status as one of the nation's top 10 schools for entrepreneurs in the sixth annual Entrepreneur and The Princeton Review ranking of more than 2,300 graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs. The list ranks undergraduate and graduate programs No. 3 and No. 8, respectively, making it the top choice for programs in the Greater Philadelphia region.

LeBow College placed similarly in last year's survey: third for undergraduate programs and seventh for graduate programs.

"LeBow College of Business has been sharply focused on developing the entrepreneurial mindset of our student body," said Dr. George P. Tsetsekos, dean of Drexel University's LeBow College of Business. "Whether starting up their successful own ventures or creating new areas of opportunities for existing companies, LeBow College's graduates are known for their enterprise skills."

LeBow College achieved these rankings based on key criteria: academics and requirements, students and faculty, and outside-the-classroom opportunities. Results of the survey suggest that LeBow, with its Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology, demonstrates a commitment to practical, hands-on experiential learning to provide the skills that translate into real-world businesses.

LeBow College of Business offers an undergraduate concentration in entrepreneurship and a concentration at the graduate level, as well as a minor in entrepreneurship accessible to students from other schools within Drexel University.

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.

All courses 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 Baiada Center serves as an incubator for eight 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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