Essential Elements of a college Entrepreneurship Program, and the three best in Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 09/18/2006 - 14:07.

I was very interested to learn today that three Ohio Universities were rated among the top 25 colleges for entrepreneurship by and the Princeton Review, and I was surprised by which, and why. Most insightful, from the website: "10 Essential Elements of an Entrepreneurship Program...Whether you're looking at one of the schools on our list or have found another program that intrigues you, here's what to look for to make sure you'll be successful in your studies:..."... read on.

  • Community involvement
  • Partnerships with entrepreneurial organizations
  • Innovative and creative environment
  • Graduate support
  • A school that fits who you are
  • Experiential learning
  • Approachable professors
  • Mentorship programs
  • Faculty experienced in entrepreneurship
  • Interdisciplinary program offerings


These are great objectives for leaders of schools, business, foundations and government in Northeast Ohio to focus on for our region. Here are the Ohio Colleges found to be in the top 25 for undergraduate studies:

#5: University of Dayton - Dayton, OH

L. William Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership 


#12: Xavier University - Cincinnati, OH

Williams College of Business Entrepreneurial Center


#19: Miami University - Oxford, OH

Richard T. Farmer School of Business - Thomas C. Page Center for Entrepreneurship


And for Graduate schools of business for entrepreneurship, University of Dayton also showed up on the list at #16 - the only Ohio University making that list:

#16: University of Dayton - Dayton, OH

L. William Crotty Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership


My Alma Mater, Tulane, ranked #13 in graduate programs. 

Fantastic accomplishment - congratulations to all these schools and their leaders, and best wishes to graduates!