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AGSM Named in Entrepreneur's Top 25 List

UCR’s Business School Makes the Entrepreneur Magazine/Princeton Review Top 25

A. Gary Anderson School of Management is ranked 23rd overall among graduate business schools in the United States for entrepreneurship programs.

(October 10, 2007)

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UCR's A. Gary Anderson School of Management.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. ( — The A. Gary Anderson School of Management (AGSM) at UC Riverside has been selected as one of the top 25 graduate business schools in the country at number 23 by Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review for 2007.

Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review released today the fifth annual ranking of graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship programs in the nation. They selected the top 25 schools in each category. All 900 schools surveyed were evaluated based on key criteria in the areas of academics and requirements, students and faculty, and outside-the-classroom support and experiences. The full list of schools will appear in the October 23 issue of Entrepreneur.

“This recognition signals a cornerstone in growth for AGSM,” said Dean David Stewart. “We have responded to student demand with our programs and with the establishment of the Heckmann Center for Entrepreneurial Management at our Palm Desert Center and will continue to develop and offer innovative programs that combine cutting edge scholarship with real-world business practices.”

The survey of the schools, which was conducted from April through June 2007, included questions covering everything from mentoring, experiential learning and specific course offerings to alumni successes and career prospects of current students. Top-ranked schools demonstrated a commitment to entrepreneurship both inside and outside the classroom and had faculty, and students and alumni actively involved and successful in entrepreneurial endeavors.

The A. Gary Anderson School of Management, established in 1970 and renamed in 1994, has an MBA enrollment of 125 students with 23 full-time and 22 part-time faculty.

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