Graduate Entrepreneurship Program Earns Top Honors

The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine have ranked Saint Louis University’s graduate business entrepreneurship program  No. 18 in the country, up from 23 last year.

John and Lucy Cook Hall

The adjoined John and Lucy Cook Hall and Davis-Shaughnessy Hall are home to SLU’s business school.

Out of more than 300 schools offering entrepreneurship studies that The Princeton Review surveyed, 35 institutions' undergraduate and/or graduate programs made the roster of top schools for 2017.

"Saint Louis University's entrepreneurship program incorporates a unique co-teaching approach, pairing our outstanding faculty with successful local entrepreneurs to connect theory and practice," said Mark Higgins, Ph.D., dean of the John Cook School of Business.

"This sort of thinking rolls over to the Coleman Fellows Program, helping faculty outside the business school infuse entrepreneurship into their classes to create entrepreneurs across our campus."

The Princeton Review posted the rankings at www.princetonreview.com/entrepreneur, as well as the methodology for the survey, criteria for the rankings, and detailed profiles of the schools.

The rankings can also be viewed on www.entrepreneur.com/topcolleges and will be published in the December issue of Entrepreneur, available on newsstands Nov. 22.

The Princeton Review conducted a 60-question survey from May through August 2016. The survey asked schools to report on levels of their commitment to entrepreneurship studies inside and outside the classroom.

More than 40 data points were analyzed for the tally to determine the rankings. Topics included: the percentage of faculty, students, alumni actively and successfully involved in entrepreneurial endeavors, the number and reach of mentorship programs, scholarships and grants for entrepreneurial studies, and the level of support for school-sponsored business plan competitions.


Founded in 1910 , the John Cook School of Business is the oldest business school west of the Mississippi River. Rooted in a rich history of values-based business education, for the past century Saint Louis University’s business school has continuously sought to define business education.

Accredited by AACSB International the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University is home to top-20 programs in entrepreneurship, international business and supply chain management. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Cook School one of the top-100 business schools in the country. To learn more, visit business.slu.edu.