Whitman School’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program ranked No. 2 nationally


The undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises (EEE) program in Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management has been ranked No. 2 in the nation in Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking for specialty programs, moving up from No. 3 in last year’s report. The Whitman School was ranked No. 61 overall.

Each year, as part of its ranking of the nation’s top undergraduate business programs, Bloomberg Businessweek surveys more than 85,000 students at more than 100 top business schools and asks them to rate their program’s performance in 14 academic disciplines, ranging from accounting and entrepreneurship to marketing and sustainability.

“One of the things that differentiates Whitman’s EEE program from other entrepreneurship programs across the country is our balance of academics, community outreach, and student exposure to practical experience in start-ups,” says John Torrens, assistant professor of entrepreneurial practice. “Whether it’s an internship at an entrepreneurial firm, preparing for a business plan competition, or launching a new venture, our students have many opportunities to explore and engage in entrepreneurship.”

The top 10 ranked undergraduate programs for 2012 are:

  1. Babson
  2. Syracuse (Whitman)
  3. Cornell (Dyson)
  4. USC (Marshall)
  5. Richmond (Robins)
  6. Rensselaer Polytechnic (Lally)
  7. Washington U. – St. Louis (Olin)
  8. UNC – Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
  9. TCU (Neeley)
  10. Baylor (Hankamer)
Whitman also ranked in the specialty areas of operations management, sustainability, accounting, corporate strategy, and business law, among others.