Tulane ranked among best for entrepreneurship

September 18, 2006

Michael Strecker
Phone: (504) 865-5210

In a survey of over 700 schools just released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, Tulane University's A. B. Freeman School of Business has been named one of the top schools in the nation for entrepreneurs. The Freeman School ranks 13th on the magazine's list of the Top 25 graduate programs for entrepreneurs. The results of the survey, along with analysis, appear in the October issue of Entrepreneur, which hits newsstands on Sept. 26.

"It's gratifying to see the initiatives we've undertaken in recent years recognized on a national level," said John Elstrott, clinical professor of business and director of the Freeman School's Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship. "Through our business planning course alone, at least 30 new companies have been launched over the past 10 years, many of them based here in New Orleans. I can't think of any statistic that says more about the quality of entrepreneurship education and training at the Freeman School than that."

A number of criteria were factored in to evaluate the colleges and universities in the survey, including the entrepreneurial emphasis of the curriculum, mentoring, experiential learning, faculty credentials, and the success of graduating students and alumni. High-ranking schools demonstrated a commitment to practical, hands-on experiential learning to provide the skills that translate into real-world businesses. For complete listing of the schools, go to

The A. B. Freeman School of Business, one of 10 schools and colleges that make up Tulane, was founded in 1914 and is a founding member of the AACSB, the premier accrediting agency for collegiate schools of business.

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