Ranked a Top School for Entrepreneurship by the Princeton Review
I am super excited to celebrate with you Virginia Tech's ranking in the Princeton Review's top undergraduate programs in entrepreneurship studies in 2021. The ranking is a testament that our education, research, and engagement programs in entrepreneurship are extensive and robust. The Department of Management at the Pamplin College of Business is the academic home for entrepreneurship major and minor. Business students can choose the Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Technology (EIT) Concentration Option within the Management Major. EIT is the largest of the three Concentration Options within the Management Major. The interdisciplinary minor Entrepreneurship and New Venture Growth (ENVG) is open to students of all majors and colleges at Virginia Tech.
The Department of Management has world-class faculty who conduct research in entrepreneurship. Virginia Tech recently won the top award from the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers for exceptional contributions in entrepreneurship research. As the Research Director for the Apex Center for Entrepreneurs, Management Professor Rick Hunt accepted the award. Virginia Tech is a co-winner of the award with Texas A&M University. The other finalists from the 106 nominee schools were the Stockholm Institute for Economics, the University of Louisville, and the University of North Carolina. This top award is a clear testimony that our entrepreneurship research is of very high quality and impactful.
Department of Management offers a dozen courses with explicit focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. Eight of them are at the undergraduate level, and the courses range from Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Social Entrepreneurship to Commercializing Innovation. Over 1000 students take our entrepreneurship courses in a typical year. We are the home department of the Entrepreneur Club (E-club) student organization, and our faculty have been serving as Faculty Advisor of E-Club since its inception. The Department of Management is an active participant and contributor to Virginia Tech's Honors College and the Calhoun Discovery Program, which combines a structured disciplinary education with an open-ended, collaborative, and transdisciplinary discovery process.
The Princeton Review's ranking will boost our motivation and commitment to further strengthen our robust interdisciplinary entrepreneurship education and research. We truly appreciate your support!