The graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs at FIU, which include programs at FIU Business, have been ranked among the top 50 entrepreneurship programs in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe. The rankings, which appeared in the December issue of Entrepreneur magazine, were developed through a partnership between the magazine and The Princeton Review. The FIU graduate program is ranked No. 38 and the undergraduate program is ranked No. 42.
"With two entrepreneurship centers, program offerings and other initiatives, FIU Business takes entrepreneurship very seriously," said William Hardin, interim dean of the college. "We are pleased to see FIU Business, as well as other colleges and schools across the university, recognized by Entrepreneur and The Princeton Review."
The rankings are based not only on the university's entrepreneurship programming, but also its graduates' success rates in the business world, the number of mentors available for students and more.
FIU Business offers entrepreneurship classes at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Programs include a minor in entrepreneurship for non-business majors and online program students, an entrepreneurship specialization in the Professional MBA Online program and a Certificate in Entrepreneurship program. For many years, FIU Business has partnered with the Miami Herald to host a Startup Pitch competition, and the college is home to the Eugenio Pino and Family Global Entrepreneurship Center, as well as a Florida Small Business Development Center.
In addition to considering offerings at FIU Business, the rankings took into account entrepreneurship offerings, initiatives and other information from FIU's Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, the College of Engineering and Computing, StartUP FIU and the Honors College.