Princeton Review, U.S. News Rank Entrepreneurship at UNC Among the Best

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Entrepreneurial studies at the University of North Carolina have received top rankings for its undergraduate and graduate programs.

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies was founded in 1997.

Our graduates leave with an entrepreneurial mindset that serves them throughout their careers.

Entrepreneurial studies at the University of North Carolina have received top rankings from both Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Undergraduate Business Program at UNC-Kenan-Flagler Business School No 7 and No. 7 for entrepreneurship as part of its specialty rankings. The U.S. News ranking is based on surveys of business school deans and directors of accredited business schools.

Princeton Review ranked UNC Kenan-Flagler No. 9 for graduate programs and No. 16 for undergraduate programs, which include the Undergraduate Business Program at UNC Kenan-Flagler and the Minor in Entrepreneurship in the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC. Entrepreneur magazine published the rankings.

“UNC and Kenan-Flagler Business School have built a compelling ecosystem that infuses entrepreneurship at all levels of the experience for both undergraduates and graduate student,” said Ted Zoller, director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UNC Kenan-Flagler. “Our graduates leave with an entrepreneurial mindset that serves them throughout their careers. These rankings recognize our commitment and leadership in preparing entrepreneurs for success.”

Since 1997, the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies has offered students, staff and faculty the resources to identify and evaluate valuable entrepreneurial opportunities, as well as connect with mentors and coaches in one of the nation's most vibrant entrepreneurial hotspots, the Research Triangle.

The center offers an unparalleled range and breadth of courses and programs, notably:

  •     Launching the Venture, which has helped UNC students, faculty and staff and students create 50 start-ups since 1999.
  •     Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC), founded in 1998, the worldwide network of events attracts 1,200 of the top entrepreneurial MBA students from three continents.
  •     Carolina Challenge awards $50,000 in prize money to UNC startups annually.

About the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Consistently ranked one of the world's best business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for its collaborative culture that stems from its core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors excel at both teaching and research, and demonstrate unparalleled dedication to students. Graduates are effective, principled leaders who have the technical and managerial skills to deliver results in the global business environment. UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a rich portfolio of programs and extraordinary, real-life learning experiences: Undergraduate Business (BSBA), full-time MBA, Executive MBA Programs (Evening, Weekend and global OneMBA®), online MBA@UNC, UNC-Tsinghua Dual-Degree EMBA, Master of Accounting, PhD, Executive Development, and UNC Business Essentials programs. It is home to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

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