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Driehaus Undergrad Entrepreneurship Ranked 10th in Nation

Entrepreneurship Rankings
​​​​​​​​​​​The undergraduate entrepreneurship program at the Driehaus College of Business was ranked 10th in the nation for 2024 by the Princeton Review, according to an article​​ published in Entrepreneur Magazine on Tuesday, Nov. 7. It placed fourth in the Midwest and it was the only Chicago-area program in the top ten. This achievement represented the largest jump of any school in the undergraduate rankings; the program was ranked 29th nationally in 2023.​

Graduate offerings in entrepreneurship​ from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business also received accolades. The Princeton Review ranked Kellstadt’s graduate entrepreneurship offerings 20th in the nation. The MBA program at Kellstadt, meanwhile, placed 27th on a highly selective list of best MBA programs​ for entrepreneurship compiled by ​Poets&Quants​, a leading publication for business education.

“Our journey to the top ten undergraduate programs in the country is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our students and alumni, th​e brilliance of our faculty, the commitment of our staff, and unending support from our incredible community,” said Kathia Hernandez, program manager at the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center (CEC).

The CEC is home to a wide range of co-curricular offerings that enhance entrepreneurship education at DePaul University. From pitch competitions and workshops to the recently launched Halperin Emerging Company Fund, programming at the CEC helps students launch their entrepreneurial careers while still at DePaul.

The CEC is just one of many ways that Driehaus students gain firsthand experience in entrepreneurship. The Driehaus Cup is another. Launched in 2022, this pitch competition is the culmination of the revamped undergraduate business curriculum. All students enrolled in the introductory business course at Driehaus team up to develop business ideas and pitch them to their classmates. Winning teams from each classroom go on to compete for scholarship money, which is awarded by a panel of judges with extensive industry experience.

“Instilling an entrepreneurial mindset is an integral part of our undergraduate business curriculum,” said Sulin Ba, dean of Driehaus College of Business. “Whether you aspire to be a founder or to lead from within an established company, an entrepreneurial spirit can set you apart as a change-maker.”

“We are proud to champio​n entrepreneurship as a way of serving communities in Chicago and around the world,” said Bruce Leech, executive director of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center. “The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center supports students, alumni and the public in developing innovative responses to the needs of their communities.”
  • Read more about the undergraduate rankings at Entrepreneurship Magazine.
  • Read more about the MBA rankings at Poets&Quants.
  • Learn more​ about the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center, and its 20-year track record as a hub of entrepreneurial community in Chicago.​