RANKING: Michigan Named #1 Undergraduate Program for Entrepreneurship by Princeton Review


The University of Michigan is ranked as the #1 undergraduate program for entrepreneurship in a new ranking out this week from the Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine that included an evaluation of programs offered at Michigan Ross.

To compile the ranking, the publications examined more than 300 global colleges and universities and evaluated “each institution’s commitment to provide its students with world-class mentors, professors, and alumni and an environment for budding entrepreneurs to thrive.”

The ranking looks at each school’s entrepreneurship academics, faculty, alumni venture outcomes, co-curricular entrepreneurship offerings, funding available for students, and competitions hosted by the school or program.

The graduate-level program at U-M was also ranked in the top ten.

Michigan and the Ross School of Business have a history of strength in entrepreneurship education and programming — from offering the world’s first course in entrepreneurship in 1927 to launching the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies in 1999.

And since it debuted in 2015, the Entrepreneurship Minor offered through Innovate Blue and Michigan Ross has quickly become one of the more popular minor programs available at Michigan with 371 students currently enrolled and more than 400 having already graduated.

In addition, more than 4,550 students are enrolled in 68 entrepreneurship-related courses. There have been 807 startups launched by Michigan graduates in the last five years, raising more than $20 Million in funding.

The Michigan Business Challenge held each year at Ross attracts students from across U-M to compete for upwards of $100,000 in start-up funding while receiving mentorship from faculty experts along with successful entrepreneurs and investors.

From starting their own business to investing in others, Michigan Ross offers students many opportunities to gain real experience in entrepreneurship, with seven student-led investment funds spanning every stage of the life of a business.

Learn more about the Zell Lurie Institute at Michigan Ross