Newswise — Entrepreneur magazine has named Babson College the #1 national program for entrepreneurship. The magazine also named Babson Entrepreneurship Professors William Bygrave, Stephen Spinelli, Jr., and Jeffry Timmons the leading Entrepreneurship Program Directors. The magazine gave Babson the same honors in last year's ranking.
Entrepreneur magazine's 3rd annual ranking, Top 100 Entrepreneurial Colleges for 2005, is available in the magazine's April issue and online at http://www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges.
Entrepreneur magazine identified and ranked 50 schools with comprehensive entrepreneurship programs at nationally prominent colleges and universities. Babson was ranked #1 in the program category by a survey of program directors, faculty, and alumni. Babson topped the program directors category according to a survey of peers.
Babson is a pioneer in the area of entrepreneurial education. The Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College serves as home to:
"¢ Undergraduate and MBA Business Development Hatcheries;"¢ Entrepreneurship Intensity Track, a highly selective, integrated, entrepreneurship program for students who are launching businesses while finishing their graduate degree;"¢ Accelerated Curriculum in Entrepreneurship, an integrated elective program in entrepreneurship for undergraduate students;"¢ Babson College Seed Fund, providing early stage seed funding to Babson student entrepreneurs;"¢ Undergraduate and MBA business plan competitions;"¢ Student Business Initiative Award;"¢ Academy of Distinguished Entrepreneurs;"¢ Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference; and"¢ Symposium on Entrepreneurship Education.
Babson College in Wellesley, Mass., is recognized internationally as a leader in entrepreneurial management education. Babson grants BS degrees through its innovative undergraduate program, and grants MBA and custom MS and MBA degrees through the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Babson Executive Education offers executive development programs to experienced managers worldwide. For information, visit http://www.babson.edu.