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Top Schools for Entrepreneurship: Dingman Integral to UMD High Ranking

Nov 22, 2016
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The Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business has helped power UMD to sustaining high placements in the 2017 “Best Schools for Entrepreneurship” rankings by the Princeton Review and Entrepreneurship Magazine.

“Smith and Dingman have continued to play an integral part in shaping innovation and entrepreneurship on our campus and are one of the key contributors to our No. 9 [up from No. 10 last year] ranking for undergraduate entrepreneurship education,” says Dean Chang, UMD’s associate vice president for innovation and entrepreneurship and head of the university’s Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Based on surveys of schools conducted from May through August 2016, the rankings also place UMD at No. 20 for graduate entrepreneurship education, marking the sixth consecutive year for UMD in the Top 25 in this category.

The Dingman Center develops and executes curricular and non-curricular programs that leverage Smith School thought leadership, experiential learning, and its network of practitioners to provide resources to UMD’s startup community. A prime example is the annual Pitch Dingman business competition exclusively for UMD students, who compete for more than $30,000 in startup funding by pitching to judges who are experts in entrepreneurship, angel investing and venture capital.

Read more about the rankings at UMD Right Now.

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 master's, 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.

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