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Undergraduate entrepreneurship program moves up the ranks

Northeastern University’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program moved up 10 spots to be ranked 14th in the United States in the sixth annual ranking of top entrepreneurship undergraduate programs by “Entrepreneur Magazine” and “The Princeton Review.” The entrepreneurship program—part of Northeastern’s College of Business Administration (CBA)—also ranked second in New England on the list of top undergraduate programs.

More than 2,300 programs were evaluated in the 2008 ranking. All schools were assessed on key criteria in the areas of academics and requirements; students and faculty; and outside-the-classroom experiences.

“Our entrepreneurship program has a well-earned reputation for its cross-disciplinary teaching of entrepreneurship and innovation with programs that are exceptional in their content breadth and depth,” said Peggy Fletcher, associate dean, undergraduate programs at Northeastern University’s CBA.

Northeastern students are known for their innovative individual accomplishments that leverage the unique combination of classroom learning and real world experience. Celebrating 100 years of co-op and experiential learning this year, the University has an outstanding track record of helping students make that connection; it was ranked No. 1 by “The Princeton Review” recently in the Career Services/Job Placement category.

One of several popular entrepreneurial courses at Northeastern designed to meet emerging market needs locally and globally, the Social Entrepreneurship offering sends groups of undergraduate students to emerging markets to engage in microfinance lending to fledging businesses in remote villages. A group of 20 students recently traveled to South Africa to train local entrepreneurs to build businesses and create jobs.

Northeastern’s College of Business Administration is highly ranked by several prestigious publications. “BusinessWeek” ranks the undergraduate program 27th in the U.S. and No. 1 in internships in its “Best Undergraduate B-schools.” The College’s Bachelor of Science in International Business program is ranked No. 13 by “U.S. News & World Report.”

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