North­eastern University’s under­grad­uate entre­pre­neur­ship pro­gram moved up 10 spots to be ranked 14th in the United States in the sixth annual ranking of top entre­pre­neur­ship under­grad­uate pro­grams by “Entre­pre­neur Mag­a­zine” and “The Princeton Review.” The entre­pre­neur­ship program—part of Northeastern’s Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion (CBA)—also ranked second in New Eng­land on the list of top under­grad­uate programs.

More than 2,300 pro­grams were eval­u­ated in the 2008 ranking. All schools were assessed on key cri­teria in the areas of aca­d­e­mics and require­ments; stu­dents and fac­ulty; and outside-​​the-​​classroom experiences.

Our entre­pre­neur­ship pro­gram has a well-​​earned rep­u­ta­tion for its cross-​​disciplinary teaching of entre­pre­neur­ship and inno­va­tion with pro­grams that are excep­tional in their con­tent breadth and depth,” said Peggy Fletcher, asso­ciate dean, under­grad­uate pro­grams at North­eastern University’s CBA.

North­eastern stu­dents are known for their inno­v­a­tive indi­vidual accom­plish­ments that leverage the unique com­bi­na­tion of class­room learning and real world expe­ri­ence. Cel­e­brating 100 years of co-​​op and expe­ri­en­tial learning this year, the Uni­ver­sity has an out­standing track record of helping stu­dents make that con­nec­tion; it was ranked No. 1 by “The Princeton Review” recently in the Career Services/​Job Place­ment category.

One of sev­eral pop­ular entre­pre­neurial courses at North­eastern designed to meet emerging market needs locally and glob­ally, the Social Entre­pre­neur­ship offering sends groups of under­grad­uate stu­dents to emerging mar­kets to engage in micro­fi­nance lending to fledging busi­nesses in remote vil­lages. A group of 20 stu­dents recently trav­eled to South Africa to train local entre­pre­neurs to build busi­nesses and create jobs.

Northeastern’s Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion is highly ranked by sev­eral pres­ti­gious pub­li­ca­tions. “Busi­ness­Week” ranks the under­grad­uate pro­gram 27th in the U.S. and No. 1 in intern­ships in its “Best Under­grad­uate B-​​schools.” The College’s Bach­elor of Sci­ence in Inter­na­tional Busi­ness pro­gram is ranked No. 13 by “U.S. News & World Report.”