The University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business ranks No. 12 overall (No. 5 among public schools) in the latest MBA rankings for entrepreneurship released recently by US News and World Report. The rankings are for the year 2024.
In related rankings released earlier from US News and World Report, the Eccles School ranked No. 5 for undergraduate entrepreneurship (No. 2 among public schools) for 2023.
The rankings reflect ongoing growth and development of entrepreneurship offerings at the Eccles School, its Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, and its Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, an interdisciplinary division serving all students on campus. The Eccles School has added many new academic and extracurricular programs for student entrepreneurs and, in 2016, opened Lassonde Studios, a five-story hub for student entrepreneurs at the University of Utah.
“Entrepreneurship is one of our core values at the Eccles School. It is embraced across the school in our many programs,” said Rachel Hayes, dean of the David Eccles School of Business. “We give students the opportunity to engage with entrepreneurship inside and outside the classroom in many unique ways.”
One of the many curriculum innovations for entrepreneurs at the Eccles School is the Master of Business Creation (MBC) program. It is focused on helping a founder grow and scale their company. The MBC program expanded for 2023 to offer an online option.
For undergraduates, the Eccles School launched the Lassonde+X program in 2019. This is a three-course program for all undergraduate students to learn the entrepreneurial mindset. Lassonde Founders is another new program for undergraduate entrepreneurs at the University of Utah. This is a residential entrepreneur community for incoming students who are active entrepreneurs.
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute also launched a new alumni program, Lassonde for Life, in 2022. The program is open to all graduates of the University of Utah, regardless of degree, to receive lifelong support. Registering for the program is free of charge and offers workshops, networking opportunities, and more.
“The University of Utah is a great school for any student that wants to learn what it takes to start a business than actually do it with support from mentors, grants, facilities and more,” said Troy D’Ambrosio, executive director of the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute and assistant dean at the Eccles School. “We invite everyone to learn more about us and find the programs and opportunities that work best for them.”
Find the MBA entrepreneurship rankings on the US News website here: usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools/entrepreneurship-rankings. Find all of the MBA rankings here: usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-business-schools.
Learn more about entrepreneuring at the Eccles School, where entrepreneur is a verb, here: eccles.utah.edu/entrepreneur.
About the David Eccles School of Business
The Eccles School is synonymous with “doing.” The Eccles experience provides a world-class business education with a unique, entrepreneurial focus on real-world scenarios where students put what they learn into practice long before graduation. Founded in 1917 and educating more than 6,000 students annually, the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business offers nine undergraduate majors, four MBAs, eight other graduate programs, a Ph.D. in five areas and executive education curricula. The School is also home to more than 20 institutes, centers and initiatives, which deliver academic research and support an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation. For more information, visit Eccles.Utah.edu or call 801-581-7676.
About the Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute
The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute is a nationally ranked hub for student entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Utah and an interdisciplinary division of the David Eccles School of Business. The first programs were offered in 2001, through the vision and support of Pierre Lassonde, an alumnus of the Eccles School and successful mining entrepreneur. The institute now provides opportunities for thousands of students to learn about entrepreneurship and innovation. Programs include workshops, networking events, business-plan competitions, startup support, innovation programs, graduate seminars, scholarships, community outreach and more. All programs are open to students from any academic major or background. The Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute also manages Lassonde Studios, a five-story innovation space and housing facility for all students. Learn more at Lassonde.Utah.edu.