Saint Louis University Graduate Entrepreneurship Program Ranked in Top 20 by The Princeton Review

The John Cook School of Business called one of the best programs for students aspiring to launch their own businesses


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St. Louis, MO —  The John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University offers one of the best programs for students aspiring to launch their own businesses or build their own startup according to The Princeton Review. The education services company named the school # 19 on its list of “Top 25 Graduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2016.” 

The Princeton Review’s lists of top schools for entrepreneurship education for 2016 posted at www.princetonreview.com/entrepreneur on November 10th. 

Mark Higgins, Ph.D., Dean of the Cook School, says SLU’s Center for Entrepreneurship is a beacon for growing entrepreneurs in the St. Louis area. 

 “Combining our premier faculty, our growing relationships with local startup hubs downtown and in midtown, and our phenomenal student body including students that have experience building successful companies and have even appeared on Shark Tank, and our nationally recognized Center for Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship MBA  programs, we can provide a unique and outstanding experience to rising entrepreneurs,” Higgins said.

Business professor Jerome Katz, Ph.D., Director of the Billiken Angels Network, has been a part of the University’s entrepreneurship programs for more than three decades and seen continued growth and success.

“Having one of the top MBA Entrepreneurship Programs in one of America’s top start-up cities provides unparalleled opportunities for our MBAs and for talent-hungry local start-ups,” Katz said. “Having one of the nation’s three top university-based angel groups means that our MBA entrepreneurship grads can often get the funding they need on campus. And with over 40 years of experience in entrepreneurship education, SLU is a global leader in getting businesses launched.”

The company tallied its lists of top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate schools based a survey it conducted from May through August 2015 of more than 300 schools offering programs in entrepreneurship studies. The 60-question survey looked at each school’s commitment to entrepreneurship education inside and outside the classroom. More than three dozen data points were analyzed for the rankings. Among them were the percentage of faculty, students, and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors, the number and reach of mentorship programs, and funding for scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies and projects.

Information about The Princeton Review’s survey methodology and criteria for the rankings, plus its detailed profiles of the schools are also accessible at www.princetonreview.com/entrepreneur.  In its profile on Saint Louis University, The Princeton Review salutes its “…real sense of camaraderie” between students”, surprisingly bustling atmosphere around the business school building where there are frequent regional, national, and international speakers, and “…the extra effort to make commuter and part-time students really feel at home on campus.” 




The Princeton Review has reported its lists of top schools for entrepreneurship programs annually since 2006 in partnership with Entrepreneur Media Inc., publisher of Entrepreneur magazine. Entrepreneur will carry a feature article on the lists in its December issue, available on newsstands November 10th . The feature will also post at www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges.


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 nearly 13,000 students on two campuses in St. Louis, Missouri, 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. To learn more, visit: www.slu.edu.


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 John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University is home to top-20 programs in entrepreneurship, international business and supply chain management. In 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Cook School one of the top-100 business schools in the country. To learn more, visit business.slu.edu.


About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in Natick, MA and is an operating business of IAC (NASDAQ: IACI).  For more information, visit www.princetonreview.com. Follow the company on Twitter @theprincetonrev.


About Entrepreneur Media Inc.

For nearly 40 years, Entrepreneur Media Inc. has been serving the entrepreneurial community providing comprehensive coverage of business and personal success through original content and events. Entrepreneur magazine, Entrepreneur.com, and publishing imprint Entrepreneur Press provide solutions, information, inspiration and education read by millions of entrepreneurs and small business owners worldwide. To learn more, visit entrepreneur.com. Follow us on Twitter at @Entrepreneur and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/entmagazine.

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