The undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs in the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University were named among the nation’s top 25 programs this year by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur’s 6th Annual Top 50 Entrepreneurial Colleges. The undergraduate program is rated 17th and the graduate program 12th.
The rankings are based on evaluations of faculty, students, academics and outside-the-classroom support and experiences. More than 2,300 institutions were surveyed.
LMU has been ranked among the nation’s best programs since the rankings started in 1998. The Entrepreneurship Program has ranked in the top twenty programs for nearly all of those years. Launched in 1972, it was one of the first in the country to teach entrepreneurship as a distinct discipline and its faculty includes some of the most distinguished scholars in the field. Elissa Grossman, professor of management, and Fred Kiesner, professor of management and entrepreneurship, are recipients of the Acton Foundation’s Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education awards. Kiesner was also honored this year by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, as one of the best entrepreneurship educators in the nation.
“We teach our students to believe in themselves, we give them the skills to take the first step and we show them how to learn from their failures,” said Fred Kiesner, Conrad N. Hilton Chair in Entrepreneurship.