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LeBow College Among Top 10 in Nation and Top in the Region for Entrepreneurs

Philadelphia, September 12, 2008

Drexel University's LeBow College of Business has solidified its status as one of the nation's top 10 schools for entrepreneurs in the 6th Annual Entrepreneur and The Princeton Review ranking of more than 2,300 graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs, released today. LeBow College of Business placed third for undergraduate programs and eighth for graduate programs, making it the top choice for entrepreneurial programs in the Greater Philadelphia region. In the same survey last year, LeBow College of Business placed third for undergraduate programs and seventh for graduate programs. To learn more, visit http://www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges. "LeBow College of Business has been sharply focused on the development of the ‘entrepreneurial mindset' of our student body," said LeBow College of Business Dean George P. Tsetsekos. "Whether starting up their own successful ventures or creating new areas of opportunities for existing companies, LeBow College graduates are known for being enterprising.” LeBow College achieved the ranking based on three criteria: academics and requirements, students and faculty, and outside the classroom opportunities. Schools were questioned on entrepreneurship majors, experiential learning, internships, and external partnerships or internal organizations focused on entrepreneurship, among other questions about class sizes and entrepreneurship faculty. Results of the survey suggest that LeBow College, at its Laurence A. Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship in Technology, demonstrates a commitment to practical, hands-on experiential learning to provide the skills that translate into real-world businesses. LeBow College of Business offers an undergraduate concentration in entrepreneurship and a concentration at the graduate level, as well as a minor in entrepreneurship accessible to students from other schools within Drexel University. One such practical application is New Venture Projects Online, a new program that illustrates the commitment of LeBow College and the Baiada Center to connecting students with new ventures, providing both entrepreneurs and students with the benefits of working together. All courses take place in the Baiada Center and dovetail with the Center's other offerings, including StartUp!, a summer camp for high-ability high school students; business plan and entrepreneurial skills workshops; a regional entrepreneurial breakfast series; and an annual entrepreneurship conference that includes a business plan competition. The Baiada Center serves as an incubator for eight thriving startup companies that are past winners of business plan competitions, and provides these companies, along with companies throughout the region, professional development through its Growth Acceleration Program (GAP). About Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business Recognized by BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, Financial Times, Forbes/The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report for superior programs, Drexel University's LeBow College of Business empowers, enriches and inspires future business leaders through an innovative, strategic approach to business education defined by leadership and ethics, industry perspectives and technological orientation. Founded in 1922, LeBow College has more than 3,300 students, 100 faculty and 30,000 alumni and is accredited by AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and executive education programs. For additional information, visit www.lebow.drexel.edu. ### News Media Contacts: Richard Barnes, LeBow College of Business 215-895-2075 or richard.g.barnes@drexel.edu Niki Gianakaris, University Relations 215-895-6741 or ngianakaris@drexel.edu