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UMD Ranks #4 in U.S. for Entrepreneurship

Sep 05, 2012
Entrepreneurial Spirit


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. is 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 University of Maryland's 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, online MBA, specialty masters, 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.