'Fortune' features IU's Kelley School of Business as one of the nation's best for entrepreneurship
March 24, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. --
Donald F. Kuratko
The magazine noted that Kelley's entrepreneurship faculty was a "competitive edge," and added that "the faculty reads like a who's who of entrepreneurial-thought leadership" and "the faculty swarms with experts."
The magazine listed the "good to know" points for each school and highlighted the unique undergraduate capstone course, nicknamed the "Spine Sweat Experience." In the course, seniors are required to pitch ideas to an outside panel of investors. Those who fail have to put off graduation for a semester.
The magazine also praised professor Donald F. Kuratko, the Jack M. Gill Chair of Entrepreneurship and executive director of the Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, stating, "Kuratko not only wrote the textbook on entrepreneurship but has also collected every major entrepreneurial award." He was the only professor mentioned among the ranked schools.
Kuratko said he is proud of this newest recognition for the entrepreneurship program and for the school. "I am certainly honored to be featured this way in the
Dan Smith, dean of the Kelley School, added, "Having our entrepreneurship program recognized by
The entrepreneurship program and faculty at the Kelley School continue to be regarded as one of the world's finest with respect to research, teaching and leadership in the field.