FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University was recently named in Entrepreneurship magazine’s third-annual "Top 100 Entrepreneurial Colleges" for 2005.
The magazine ranked entrepreneurship programs in three categories: Comprehensive (offering the widest variety of resources), Entrepreneurship Emphasis (a smaller number of entrepreneurship faculty, courses and initiatives), or Limited Curriculum (only a few faculty teaching a limited number of courses).
The study identified and ranked 50 Comprehensive entrepreneurship programs at nationally prominent colleges and universities. Another 50 programs were ranked at the regional level. In addition, 73 schools with Entrepreneurship Emphasis programs and 124 schools with Limited Curriculum programs were ranked. Within each category, programs were ranked into four tiers. Programs within the same tier have comparable offerings and resources.
FMU was listed in the second tier of the Entrepreneurship Emphasis category.
The FMU School of Business offers undergraduate majors in seven business areas, as well as a graduate M.B.A. degree, and is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. It is also home to the Donald E. Kelley Small Business Institute, which offers technical assistance to small businesses and non-profit organizations, free of charge.
"Dr. Joe Aniello, assistant professor of management and director of the Small Business Institute, and our undergraduate and graduate business students deserve the credit for the FMU School of Business receiving this recognition," said Barry O’Brien, dean of the FMU School of Business.
Clemson University and the University of South Carolina were the only other Palmetto State schools included in the Entrepreneurship magazine rankings.
FMU was also recently named one of the “Best 237 Business Schools” by The Princeton Review.
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