Innovation & Entrepreneurship, one of Clarkson University’s flagship programs at the David D. Reh School of Business, has been ranked among the top programs in the nation by US News & World Report. The company released its 2023 Best Colleges Rankings this week, and Clarkson University ranked among the top 130 institutions nationwide, with the entrepreneurship program ranking in the Top 40 in the United States.
Ranked 36 (tied with Syracuse University and Bentley University), Clarkson’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship program gives students the opportunity to take their current passion or idea and make it a reality. The program is one of the few in the country that provides a platform for students in their first semester of college to develop business start-up plans, pitch their idea to venture capital fund managers, and apply for seed capital. to start the business as early as the second half. Many graduates have gone on to start their own business or continue one they started in college.
“It is exciting to be recognized for our student-centered entrepreneurship education program. The results of our approach are gratifying; many of our Reh School of Business alumni are leading innovative companies around the world that are making a significant impact,” said Professor Marc Compeau, co-director of the Reh Center of Entrepreneurship.
“Entrepreneurial leadership is one of the core competencies of the Reh School of Business. The US News ranking is a tribute to the relevance of our program and our focus on experiential learning, the quality of our expert faculty, and our commitment to developing entrepreneurial leaders who combine business acumen, analytical thinking, technical expertise and a global perspective to benefit business and society,” said Dr. Diego Nocetti, Dean of the Reh School of Business.
The global perspective mentioned by Dean Nocetti was also highlighted by Professor Christian Felzensztein, holder of the Reh Endowed Chair in Entrepreneurial Leadership and co-director of the Reh Center of Entrepreneurship: “Last year we launched the Reh Entrepreneurship lecture series , with experts from top-ranked universities around the world. They have helped our students gain a deeper understanding of entrepreneurship and technology issues affecting today’s new global business trends – and eventually to manage their own technology start-ups in a highly globalized economy. Additionally, we also conduct impactful research globally at the intersection of entrepreneurship, innovation and sustainability to help communities and new entrepreneurs succeed in these challenging times of the global economy. “said Felzensztein.