The GW School of Business has been recognized as one of the top 25 graduate entrepreneurship programs in the country by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine.
To assess entrepreneurship programs, the Princeton Review solicited data from 2,000 schools, and of those, 39 institutions’ undergraduate and/or graduate programs were included in the final list. Schools were evaluated on a variety of factors including their levels of commitment to entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom; the percentage of faculty, students and alumni involved in entrepreneurial endeavors; and the number and reach of their mentorship programs.
This is the first year GW has been named to the list.
“It’s great to see GWSB recognized in this way, as its Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence has been a leader in the field for a long time,” said Jim Chung, executive director of the GW Office of Entrepreneurship.
Mr. Chung said that the level of collaboration across the university is what really sets GW apart. “Working together with the center and the rest of the amazing GW entrepreneurship community to expand opportunities for our students university wide in the Pitch George and Business Plan Competitions, as well as launching new programs like the DC I-Corps, GWERT Mentors, Dolphin Tank and GWupstart has been a tremendous experience.”
George Solomon, co-director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE) and associate professor of management, credited the entrepreneurship program initiated in the 1980s under the leadership of Professor Erik Winslow with planting the seeds for today’s multifaceted offering of courses, programs and community outreach activities through CFEE and the Office of Entrepreneurship. “GW is thrilled that Princeton Review recognized our accomplishments,” he said.
Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president and publisher, praised the schools named to the list for their exemplary programs. “We salute these colleges and b-schools not only for their superb faculties and wide range of courses in entrepreneurship, but also for their school-sponsored out-of-class offerings. Their students have extraordinary opportunities to network with established entrepreneurs, interact on teams that turn promising ideas into possible start-ups and develop skills to launch their own successful businesses."