BYU Marriott Ranks in the Nation’s Top Ten for Entrepreneurship
PROVO, Utah – Nov 20, 2018 – In its 2019 entrepreneurship studies rankings, The Princeton Review has recognized the Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business as a top ten school for entrepreneurial management. The undergraduate program was ranked No. 4 while the school received a No. 10 graduate ranking, making this the ninth straight year that BYU Marriott has placed in the top ten. It is also the fifth consecutive year that the undergraduate program has been ranked No. 5 or higher.
“We are honored to be recognized as a top school for entrepreneurship,” says Jeff Brown, associate director of operations for the Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. “These rankings are a testament to all of the efforts BYU Marriott faculty and staff are making to help our students achieve unparalleled success. From world-class curriculum and a robust mentoring program to outstanding events, competitions, and networking activities, there is no better place to launch a business.”
Entrepreneurship rankings published by The Princeton Review are placed hierarchically, one through twenty-five. The schools chosen for the 2019 entrepreneurship undergraduate and graduate rankings lists were determined based on surveys distributed to more than three hundred business schools during the summer of 2018.
In creating its lists, The Princeton Review analyzed survey responses, which included information about course options, enrollment, alumni entrepreneurship ventures, financial aid, and competitions hosted by the school or program.
BYU currently offers forty-nine entrepreneur-related courses for undergraduate students and thirty-one courses for graduate students. Of the 33,000 students at BYU, nearly 6,500 were enrolled in entrepreneurial courses during the 2017-2018 school year. In the same time frame, BYU students were supported by 140 donors and 182 mentors and were awarded nearly $630,000 to work on, validate, and launch business ideas.
In the last five years, students and alumni from BYU have created 612 new startups and collectively raised $950 million in funding. The BYU Marriott entrepreneurial management program and the Rollins Center have played a central role in helping reach these numbers.
“Our consistently high rankings recognize the sheer numbers of student businesses created inside our program each year,” says Scott Petersen, executive director of the Rollins Center. “Not only are we recognized for large numbers of new ventures created but also for their quality and size.”
The BYU Marriott School of Business prepares men and women of faith, character, and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Named for benefactors J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott, the school is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. BYU Marriott has four graduate and ten undergraduate programs with an enrollment of approximately 3,300 students.
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