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Undergraduate program ranked fourth, graduate program ranked seventh

Brigham Young University’s undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship programs were ranked fourth and seventh, respectively, by The Princeton Review’s annual survey for Entrepreneur magazine.

The ranking marks the fifth straight year both programs have been ranked in the top 10, highlighting the BYU Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology’s commitment to helping BYU students be among the most prepared in the country for success in self-started businesses.

“The Rollins Center is the recognized leader in executing the lean startup model that is at the core of our programs,” says Lee Perry, dean of the Marriott School. “Both our undergraduate and graduate students have demonstrated they can model, form and grow highly successful companies, and the world is taking notice.”

The Princeton Review evaluates schools based on a wide range of institutional data, including each school’s level of commitment to entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom; the percentage of faculty, students and alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors; the number of mentorship programs available to students; and the amount of funding for scholarships and grants awarded for entrepreneurial studies and projects.

The Rollins Center offers numerous opportunities to any entrepreneurially minded student, including its mentoring program and various competitions. In the past year alone, BYU students claimed first place at the International Business Model Competition and the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, among other honors.

Scott Petersen, managing director of the Rollins Center, asserts that the center’s forward-thinking initiatives provide BYU students with fertile ground for their entrepreneurial ideas to grow.

“We are pleased to be recognized for the fifth straight year as one of the leading entrepreneurship programs in the country,” Petersen says. “The Rollins Center is quickly achieving its vision of becoming a global leader in launching successful startups and preparing BYU students to become world-class entrepreneurial leaders.”

The complete list of rankings is available in the October issue of Entrepreneur.

About the Marriott School of Management

The Marriott School is located at Brigham Young University, the largest privately owned, church-sponsored university in the United States. The school has nationally recognized programs in accounting, business management, public management, information systems and entrepreneurship. The school’s mission is to prepare men and women of faith, character and professional ability for positions of leadership throughout the world. Approximately 3,000 students are enrolled in the Marriott School’s graduate and undergraduate programs.

Writer: Jordan Christiansen