TAMPA —The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine ranked the University of South Florida's Center for Entrepreneurship as the 13th best graduate business school.
USF is the only Florida university listed among the top 25 graduate programs and the sixth-highest rated program among public universities. USF is one of the youngest universities to make the list; it was founded in 1956.
It is the eighth consecutive year the Center for Entrepreneurship has made the list.
Harvard Business School, Babson College's F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor's Stephen M. Ross School of Business took the top three rankings on the list.
“Entrepreneurship is not only about starting a business,” Michael Fountain, founding director of the Tampa-based USF Center for Entrepreneurship, says in a press release. “For students who want to work in the corporate world, our program helps foster the kind of thinking that intrapreneurs — people who think like entrepreneurs but work for traditional businesses — need to thrive.”
The Princeton Review surveyed more than 2,000 institutions to compile the rankings. Schools were ranked based on academics and requirements, students and faculty and outside-the-classroom experiences. The rankings will be published in Entrepreneur magazine's October issue, available on newsstands later this month. The top entrepreneurship program lists, its survey methodology and profiles for the top schools are available here.