Thursday September 19, 2013

Nationally ranked

The School of Business Administration's entrepreneurship program is once again ranked among the very best in the nation.

For the eighth-straight year, the University of Dayton's entrepreneurship program is ranked as one of the top-20 undergraduate programs in the nation.

The program ranks 18th in the 2014 list of best undergraduate entrepreneurial programs released Thursday, Sept. 19, by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. It's also the highest-ranked undergraduate program among Catholic universities nationwide. 

"We continue to be ranked as one of the best programs in the country as more and more universities add entrepreneurship programs," said Terence Lau, chair of the University of Dayton's management and marketing department. "Our emphasis on hands-on learning gives students experience in starting, running and investing in real businesses, and readies them with the entrepreneurial skills and mindset needed for success either in a startup of their own or as part of the growth of new businesses." 

Since the University first offered entrepreneurship classes in 1999, the program has seen steady growth and is one of the fastest growing majors in the School of Business Administration. 

The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur surveyed nearly 2,000 schools. Since 1996, they have picked the nation's top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate programs for excellence in entrepreneurship. Criteria include: commitment to entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom; the percentage of faculty, students and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors; mentorship programs; and funding for scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies and projects.

The rankings can be seen at and are published in the October issue of Entrepreneur.

For more information, contact Cilla Shindell, executive director of news and communications, at 937-229-3257 or