LendEDU’s Top 13 University Entrepreneur Programs

Top College Entrepreneur Programs

 

If you want to be an entrepreneur, but aren’t sure just how to start, there is no need to worry – you are certainly not alone. More people today are starting businesses, with the ease of using the Internet to connect with potential customers. It makes sense to work in a field you love, rather than electing to stay in a dead-end job you hate.

Sometimes, dissatisfaction with the circumstances will lead you to believe that no one can fix your career, outside of you yourself. Change only occurs if you make conscious decisions to make that happen.

 

Choose a College with a Successful Track Record in Entrepreneurism

 

Attending a college that fosters entrepreneurism will give you a chance to explore your horizons. These schools have proven track records of helping students who want to be their own bosses. They have impressive graduation rates and high rates of graduates who have gone on to start their own businesses.

Staying in a field you are studying, and starting a business related to that field, just makes sense. Doing what you know is a stepping stone for entrepreneurs. You can package skills you already possess and offer them as services to others.

You may also wish to look at other businesses in similar fields. After you identify businesses that work the way you want to work, in a field you know, learn to emulate them.

 

Planning is Key

 

Many people don’t plan ahead well enough, but it will help you market your service more quickly. Business plans help you to gain confidence, clarity and focus. When you are writing down your action steps, goals and strategies, your business will become real. Use the experience of professors at universities that specialize in this area.

 

Below are 13 top colleges that can help you become a success in your own business.

 

  1. University of Houston

This college is currently offering 31 undergraduate courses related to entrepreneurship. In the past five years, their graduates have had 66 startup companies that have already raised more than $7,000,000 in funding.

An impressive 100% of their undergrad faculty in the entrepreneurship field have bought, started or run successful businesses. More than 250 individual mentors have worked with U of H students through sponsored school programs.

 

  1. Babson College

This university offers 55 undergraduate courses related to entrepreneurship. In the past five years, their graduates have started 118 new companies.

100% of their faculty in the field have bought, started or run successful businesses. More than 900 mentors work with students in official school programs in the field.

 

  1. Brigham Young University (BYU)

BYU offers 32 undergraduate courses in subjects related to entrepreneurship. In the past five years, their graduates have started up 256 companies.

90% of their undergrad faculty have bought, started or run successful businesses. More than 200 mentors work individually with students in official entrepreneurship programs.

 

  1. Baylor University

BU has 29 undergrad courses related to entrepreneurship. In the past five years, their graduates have opened 200 new companies.

100% of their undergrad faculty members have started or run successful businesses. 113 mentors work individually with students interested in the field of entrepreneurism.

 

  1. Syracuse University

Syracuse offers its students more than 60 undergraduate courses related to entrepreneurship.

100% of their undergrad faculty have run or started successful companies. 300 mentors work individually with students interested in starting their own businesses.

 

  1. University of Oklahoma

OU offers its students 28 undergraduate courses related to entrepreneurship. In the past five years, their students have successfully started 70 companies.

100% of their undergrad faculty have either run or started a business that was a success in its field. More than 400 mentors work one on one with students who are interested in entrepreneurship.

 

  1. University of South California

USC offers more than 20 undergrad courses related to entrepreneurship. In the past five years, graduates from USC have started up 250 companies.

91% of the faculty in the undergraduate classes have started or run successful businesses. 150 mentors work with individual students through a program that is sponsored by the school.

 

  1. Northeastern University

NU has 35 undergraduate courses in entrepreneurship. In the last five years, NU graduates have started up 400 companies.

60% of the faculty in the program have bought, started or run successful businesses. More than 55 mentors work individually with students as they study entrepreneurship.

 

  1. Miami University

MU offers nearly 40 courses in undergraduate studies that are related to entrepreneurship. In the last five years, graduates from MU have started up 30 companies.

70% of the faculty in the undergraduate program have started or run successful businesses. More than 250 mentors work one-on-one with students in the program.

 

  1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

UNC has more than 40 undergraduate courses related to entrepreneurship. 95% of their entrepreneurship faculty have bought, started or run businesses successfully.

150 mentors work individually with students in the official school program of entrepreneurship.

 

  1. Temple University

Temple offers more than 45 undergraduate courses related to the field of entrepreneurship. In the past five years, graduates of Temple have started up more than 80 successful companies.

Nearly 100% of the faculty in undergraduate entrepreneurship have bought, started or run successful businesses. 127 mentors work in an official school program and help individual students in their coursework.

 

  1. Clarkson University

Clarkson has 21 undergrad courses related to the field of entrepreneurship. In the last five years, Clarkson graduates have started more than 20 companies that were successful.

73% of the faculty that work in the undergraduate entrepreneurship program have either bought, started or run successful businesses. More than 50 mentors work individually with students in a program sponsored by the school.

 

  1. University of Dayton

Dayton offers 30 undergraduate courses in entrepreneurship. In the last five years, their graduates have started 107 companies.

75% of the undergrad faculty at Dayton have themselves bought, started or run businesses. 111 mentors work individually with undergrad students in the entrepreneurship program.