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UR, Simon rank among top 25 for entrepreneurial studies

The University of Rochester and Simon Business School have made the Princeton Review’s list of the nation’s top 25 graduate schools for entrepreneurial studies, coming in at No. 22, officials announced Thursday.
 
It is the first time UR and the Simon School have appeared in the annual survey.

“We are proud to be among the top 25 graduate schools for entrepreneurship in the nation,” said Duncan Moore, university vice provost for entrepreneurship, professor of optical engineering and area coordinator for entrepreneurship at Simon Business School. “Entrepreneurship is woven throughout the fabric of every academic discipline at the university, and has generated significant economic development for our graduates and the region.”

The Simon School is in partnership with UR’s Ain Center for Entrepreneurship. UR received a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in 2003, and launched the Center for Entrepreneurship in 2006. The Ain Center identifies and creates partnerships with students, alumni, local businesses and non-profit organizations.

In addition, the Simon School Venture Capital Fund and startup incubator at High Tech Rochester Inc. aid students in the development of their emerging businesses and the securement of funding.

Harvard University ranked No. 1 on the graduate schools list.

(c) 2015 Rochester Business Journal. To obtain permission to reprint this article, call 585-546-8303 or email rbj@rbj.net.

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