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The Top 50 Schools With the Entrepreneurial Edge

The Top 50 Schools With the Entrepreneurial Edge

PRNewswire via Yellowbrix

September 22, 2009

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This year’s ranking is accompanied by a companion article on 10 schools that have excelled at serving as a resource for their respective communities in terms of supporting and fostering entrepreneurship.

According to Amy Cosper, vice president and editor-in-chief at Entrepreneur magazine, “In addition to revealing the rankings, we wanted to take it a step further and identify schools fueling their local economies through innovation and job creation. The resulting piece demonstrates that now more than ever, small businesses are needed to help drive the U.S. economy, magnifying the importance of these programs’ roles in helping entrepreneurs succeed.”

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Two schools, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and DePaul University in Chicago, led the way for fostering entrepreneurship inside the classroom as well as the community. The University of Wisconsin-Madison was recognized for its University Research Park—home to more than 150 companies and 4,000 well-educated, high-wage employees. DePaul was noted for the consulting, educational and resource services it provides Chicago entrepreneurs via its Coleman Center.

The list is broken down into the 25 Top Undergraduate Programs & the 25 Top Graduate Programs

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