Saint Louis University's Entrepreneurship Program Ranked Among Best in the Nation by The Princeton Review

Rankings Featured in October Entrepreneur Magazine


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ST. LOUIS — Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business entrepreneurship program is one of the best in the nation according to The Princeton Review.

The education services company named the school No. 23 on its list of “Top 25 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs for 2015.”

Based on surveys sent to school administrators at more than 2,000 institutions from April to June in 2014, the lists recognize 50 programs in all –- 25 undergraduate and 25 graduate – for their excellence in entrepreneurship education. The Princeton Review has reported these lists annually since 2006 in partnership with Entrepreneur Media Inc., publisher of Entrepreneur magazine.

Saint Louis University has been a leader in entrepreneurship education for the past 40 years.

The Center for Entrepreneurship, founded in 1987, is known for its innovative approach to entrepreneurship, and has been a national leader in developing and pioneering programs that promote entrepreneurship through education.

Jerome Katz, Ph.D., Coleman Professor in Entrepreneurship and director of SLU’s Billiken Angel Network, has been a part of the entrepreneurship program since its fledgling days and is thrilled by the ranking.

“At Saint Louis University, entrepreneurship has always been hot,” Katz said. “Our students know it, and our faculty passionately believe it. Today entrepreneurship at SLU is campus-wide and designed to give our student entrepreneurs the experiences and network to make their dreams come true. It is great to have the Princeton Review recognize how extraordinary our students, teachers and activities are.”

The Princeton Review chooses the schools based on a wide range of institutional data it evaluates for this project. Schools are asked about the levels of their commitment to entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom, the percentage of their faculty, students, and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors, the number of their mentorship programs and their funding for scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies and projects. The top entrepreneurship program lists are posted on The Princeton Review’s website at www.princetonreview.com/entrepreneur.

Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP / Publisher, praised the schools for their exceptional programs.

 “We recommend Saint Louis University and all of the other institutions on our list this year not only for their superb faculties and wide range of courses in entrepreneurship, but also for their 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.” For more information, visit www.princetonreview.com

“Formal instruction and mentorship from great minds in business can help leaders prepare for the challenges that come with entrepreneurship,” said Amy Cosper, VP and editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “The schools in our annual list have ranked high for creating some of the best environments to nurture the pursuit of building a business from the ground up.” For more information, visit www.entrepreneur.com


About the John Cook School of Business

Founded in 1910 with Father Joseph Davis’ vision to create a flourishing school of finance and commerce, the John Cook School of Business is the oldest business school west of the Mississippi River. Rooted in a rich history of values-based business education, for the past century Saint Louis University’s business school has continuously sought to define business education. Accredited by AACSB International — the premier accrediting agency for degree programs in business — the Cook School is home to top-20 programs in entrepreneurship, international business and supply chain management. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Cook School No.79 out of more than 400 business schools in the country. To learn more about the John Cook School of Business, visit business.slu.edu.

About Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University is a Catholic, Jesuit institution that values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care and a strong commitment to faith and service. Founded in 1818, the University fosters the intellectual and character development of more than 13,500 students on two campuses in St. Louis and Madrid, Spain. Building on a legacy of nearly 200 years, Saint Louis University continues to move forward with an unwavering commitment to a higher purpose, a greater good.





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