UMD Ranks #4 in U.S. for Entrepreneurship
Thanks to student praise, the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School
of Business ranks No. 4
in the country for entrepreneurship, according to the 2013 guide of the Top
10 Colleges for Aspiring Entrepreneurs by Unigo.
student-generated guide to colleges, where users post reviews, photos and videos
about their schools. The organization culled through more than 30,000 user votes
to put together the
2013 college rankings, released Sept. 1, 2012. The annual Unigo rankings
were introduced in 2011 and include lists of Top 10 colleges for categories
including social networking, famous professors and unique traditions.
Students lauded the Smith School’s curriculum, the management major with an
entrepreneurship track, and the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship to land the
University of Maryland in the top 10.
Students specifically pointed to the Dingman Center’s active Pitch Dingman
program that helps students perfect their business ideas with feedback from
seasoned entrepreneurs-in-residence and awards thousands of dollars in seed
funding. They also highlighted the center’s annual China Business Plan
Competition in Beijing.
About the Robert H. Smith School of Business
The Robert H. Smith School of Business is an internationally recognized leader
in management education and research. One of 12 colleges and schools at the
University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate,
full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, MS in business, PhD and executive
education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The
school offers its degree, custom and certification programs in learning
locations in North America and Asia.