Kelley School Gets Noticed For Entrepreneur EducationBy Jake Young on 2010-03-24 11:41:35
Fortune magazine recently did a search for colleges that had entrepreneur classes, and they discovered some amazing college programs. Indiana University's Kelley School of Business has been listed among the top 5 programs for educating entrepreneurs nationwide. Kelley School was the top-ranked public university in it's March issue, but was ranked number 2 overall. To see the runners-up in Fortune's list of schools, the report was featured on CNNMoney.com.
Kelley School has been noted that their entrepreneurship faculty had a 'competitive edge' with their knowledge and "the faculty reads like a who's who of entrepreneurial-thought leadership" and "the faculty swarms with experts". The students thrive under their professors and come out with a better understanding of the entrepreneurial lifestyle.
Fortune magazine also listed some good-to-know points for each entrepreneur program that made the list and highlighted the unique undergraduate capstone course, nicknamed the "Spine Sweat Experience". In this course, seniors are expected to pitch their personal and unique ideas to an outside panel of investors, and failing would result in having to put off graduation for a semester.
Fortune magazine also praised Professor Donald F. Kuratko, the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship and executive director of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship in Innovation, stating, "Kuratko not only wrote the textbook on entrepreneurship but has also collected every major entrepreneurial award"; surprisingly enough, Kuratko was the only professor mentioned among the ranked schools.
The entrepreneurship program and faculty at the Kelley School continues to be regarded as one of the world's finest with respect to research, teaching and leadership in the field.