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OU’S PRICE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM RANKS IN THE TOP 10 IN NATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Kate Burch
Oct. 3, 2011
(405) 325-2463                                                                                         kburch@ou.edu

 

NORMAN – The entrepreneurship program in the University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College of Business ranks in the top 10 of undergraduate programs nationally, according to the ranking just released and compiled by Entrepreneur magazine in conjunction with The Princeton Review.

 

“This top ten national ranking for the OU entrepreneurship program is another example of the contribution of the university to a more dynamic future for our state,” said OU President David L. Boren.      

 

Price College’s program was evaluated based on teaching entrepreneurship business fundamentals in the classroom, excellence in mentorship, and providing experiential or entrepreneurial opportunities outside of the classroom, among other aspects of the program.

 

“We have made significant contributions and advancements to the student experience, such as pitch competitions, corporate visits to San Francisco and Austin, and our continued strong showing in national business competitions,” said Jim Wheeler, Stanley White Executive Director and co-founder of the entrepreneurship program.

 

“The right education enhances and reinforces curiosity and creative thinking in entrepreneurs,” said Amy Cosper, vice president and editor-in-chief at Entrepreneur. “This ranking provides a unique look at top schools that offer the type of training, encouragement and direction that nurtures entrepreneurial skills. It’s an excellent resource for those interested in academics as a pathway to their goals, and it can help tremendously in the discovery process to finding the right program.”

 

“Behind the top-ranked schools is not only a great formal classroom experience, but a cross-disciplinary approach to teaching entrepreneurship that embraces and encourages a student’s vision to build a successful business,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s senior vice president, publisher and nationally recognized expert on college admissions.