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OU’S PRICE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMS RANK AMONG THE TOP IN THE NATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 24, 2012

CONTACT: Kate Burch
kburch@ou.edu

(405) 325-2463

 

NORMAN – The University of Oklahoma’s undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs rank among the best in the nation, according to rankings released today by Entrepreneur magazine in conjunction with The Princeton Review.  The Price College of Business’ undergraduate program ranks in the top 10, while the MBA program with emphasis on entrepreneurship ranks in the top 25 among more than 2,000 schools surveyed. 

 

OU’s entrepreneurship major also ranks No. 1 in the nation for value by Portfolio.com. With a challenging job market and national economy, the website’s authors wanted to see what was needed to get an excellent entrepreneurial education. According to the website, students do not have to bury themselves in debt or pay exorbitant amounts of money to earn an outstanding degree in entrepreneurship.

 

In addition, Unigo.com recently ranked the Price College of Business’ program No. 1 in the country for budding entrepreneurs.

 

“We are honored by the high praise given to our undergraduate and graduate programs,” said Jim Wheeler, Stanley White Executive Director of the entrepreneurship program. “Our strengths in the areas of teaching entrepreneurship business fundamentals in the classroom, excellence in mentorship, providing experiential and entrepreneurial opportunities outside of the classroom, as well as non-traditional, distinguishable aspects of the program have gained national attention each year since the program’s inception 10 years ago.”

 

Students in the program not only participate in the First Fidelity Integrated Business Core, where they learn the foundations of marketing, management and legal studies in the context of starting a small business, they compete in business plan competitions across the country, and learn from entrepreneurs and outstanding faculty in and out of the classroom. Additionally, entrepreneurship students visit start-ups and corporations and have the opportunity to experience other cultures by studying abroad.

 

“The program focuses on the student experience,” says Wheeler. “I am proud that we are able to offer not only a top program but also great value.”

 

Such rankings have placed the Price College of Business in the top 5 percent of all U.S. undergraduate business schools.