September 28, 2016

Eastern Michigan University ranks in top 10 nationally for online entrepreneurship degrees; One of only three listed in Michigan

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University has been named a top 10 school for its online entrepreneurship degrees by online colleges by OnlineColleges.com.

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Eastern was ranked in top 10 for its entrepreneurship degrees by OnlineColleges.com

EMU, one of three Michigan schools chosen by OnlineColleges.com for Best Online Colleges for Entrepreneurship, ranked 10th in the nation. Other Michigan schools included Cleary University (fourth) and Northwood University (sixth).

OnlineColleges.com, is an online resource that helps college bound students make informed decisions about their college choices by providing information on online colleges, online degree programs and career outlooks. 

Each school was evaluated by analyzing data from the National Center for Education Statistics and ranking it on six criteria, using specific weights:

  • In-state tuition: 20%
  • Graduation rate: 10%
  • Accessibility, based on the admissions rate: 10%
  • Program prominence, based on how many of the degrees and certificates awarded by the school in 2014-15 were in this particular subject: 30%
  • Related subjects, based on the number of similar programs that the school offers at any level: 15%
  • Variety of degree levels, based on the number of degree and certificate levels out of a possible nine that the school offers in this particular subject: 15%

To view the full rankings, visit OnlineColleges.com Best Online Colleges for Entrepreneurship list

The academic curriculums that EMU offers in entrepreneurship are a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program, a minor in entrepreneurship, an online or face-to-face graduate certificate, and a Master of Business Administration.

"We are proud that EMU entrepreneurship students have the flexibility to select courses in either face to face or completely online format,” said Sanjib Chowdhury, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. “Our faculty ensures that students acquire relevant experiences in the classroom as well as through extensive entrepreneurship related co-curricular activities.”

Eastern Michigan University’s Center for Entrepreneurship, established in 1986, supports a strong entrepreneurship curriculum. Offering a variety of co-curricular programs, the Center of Entrepreneurship strives to enrich a culture of entrepreneurship in the EMU community, support entrepreneurs with the tools for success and to build new strategies for growing their own companies. For more information on entrepreneurship programs or to apply, visit the EMU Center for Entrepreneurship website.

About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest university in Michigan. It currently serves 22,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business; Education; Health and Human Services; Technology, and its graduate school. EMU is regularly recognized by national publications for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to applied education. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website.

Contact Geoff Larcom, glarcom@emich.edu, 734.487.4401

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