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Entrepreneur magazine lists FMU in ranking of top programs

            FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University is listed in Entrepreneur magazine’s fourth-annual ranking of the nation’s top entrepreneurial colleges.

            The listing is a joint effort between Entrepreneur magazine and the Princeton Review. The Princeton Review, a leading provider of educational services, surveyed more than 700 undergraduate and business schools about their offerings in entrepreneurship. The survey included questions covering everything from mentoring, experiential learning and specific course offerings to alumni successes and career prospects of current students.

            The magazine ranks the top 25 undergraduate and top 25 graduate programs. FMU appears on a list of additional entrepreneurship programs, along with schools such as Cornell University, Dartmouth College, the University of Florida, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Michigan.

            The FMU School of Business and its Donald E. Kelley Small Business Institute conduct a number of entrepreneurship programs. In July, FMU hosted a three-day program of entrepreneurship training for 29 local teachers. Also in July, FMU hosted a weeklong residential business camp for 16 students from Marion High School.

            “The faculty, staff, and students in our School of Business deserve the praise for creating an environment where creativity, innovation, and new venture creation are recognized as the keys to wealth creation in our society,” said Barry O’Brien, dean of FMU’s School of Business. “In our entrepreneurship camp this summer, seeing 16-year-olds feel the magic of creating their own business plan was exciting to behold.”  

            For more information about the rankings or to view FMU’s listing, go to

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Last Published: January 3, 2007 2:38 PM
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