USF's entrepreneurship program is No. 5
The Gradebook announced on Thursday that Rollins College earned the No. 24 spot on Entrepreneur magazine's list of top programs. Today comes the news that the University of South Florida’s graduate entrepreneurship program is in the No. 5 spot.
A collaborative effort between the colleges of business, engineering and medicine, USF’s program is only six years old and is among the youngest to be included in the 2008 ranking. USF president Judy Genshaft has pledged to provide the resources to help it become No. 1.
“This type of collaboration is what we are trying to achieve across the university, and our College of Business has demonstrated what we can achieve when we work in an interdisciplinary way,” Genshaft said in a news release.
More than 30 new ventures have been launched by graduates of USF’s Center for Entrepreneurship. But while many graduates want to start new ventures, the program also offers students the opportunity to spark innovation within an existing business, said program director Michael Fountain, left.
USF is hoping to launch an undergraduate entrepreneurship program in 2009.
Donna Winchester, higher education reporter