North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has one of the best student-​​run entre­pre­neur­ship clubs in the world, according to an online com­mu­nity that ranked the top 20 pro­grams on col­lege cam­puses around the globe.

The North­eastern Entre­pre­neurs Club was ranked sixth out of 20 by FledgeWing, a online net­work that pro­vides aspiring student-​​entrepreneurs with the tools to develop, build and launch inno­v­a­tive com­pa­nies. The Web Startup Group at Brigham Young Uni­ver­sity ranked No. 1.

Club pres­i­dent Greg Skloot attrib­uted Northeastern’s high ranking to the stu­dents’ promi­nent role in each aspect of the group’s activ­i­ties. “We’re entirely stu­dent run in every one of our activ­i­ties,” he said. “At a lot of uni­ver­si­ties, there are these great pro­grams, but there is a fac­ulty member run­ning them. With us, we do every­thing ourselves.”

That student-​​run ele­ment is what draws so many to the club, said fac­ulty advisor Gordon Adomdza, an assis­tant pro­fessor of entre­pre­neur­ship and inno­va­tion. Stu­dents are nat­u­rally more excited in a pro­gram they have built from the ground up, just like the busi­nesses they aspire to lead.

What we are really cel­e­brating here is the big way in which North­eastern stu­dents have embraced the con­cept of student-​​led extra-​​curricular entre­pre­neur­ship edu­ca­tion being pio­neered here at North­eastern,” Adomdza said. “Our stu­dent entre­pre­neurs across campus have shown that when they take respon­si­bility for men­toring their peers, big things happen and they are able to gen­erate a lot of excitement.

Harry Lane, acting dean of the Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion, praised the club for devel­oping the next gen­er­a­tion of busi­ness leaders on Northeastern’s campus. “The club helps to foster a cul­ture of entre­pre­neur­ship within the Col­lege of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion and across the entire Uni­ver­sity,” he said.

The Entre­pre­neurs Club runs sev­eral events and ini­tia­tives. The Entre­pre­neur­ship Immer­sion Pro­gram, for example, con­nects growing com­pa­nies with an enthu­si­astic stu­dent panel through a semester-​​long part­ner­ship. The pro­gram enables stu­dents to develop busi­ness part­ner­ships and cul­ti­vate poten­tial job oppor­tu­ni­ties while pro­viding busi­nesses with con­tem­po­rary knowl­edge and opinion through mul­ti­fac­eted stu­dent cri­tique and analysis.

The group reg­u­larly hosts CEOs from around the country, such as Mon​ster​.com founder Jeff Taylor, who extolled Northeastern’s student-​​entrepreneurs. “My goal is to help push out the world’s best inno­va­tors,” Taylor said. “I’m proud to be engaged with the North­eastern Entre­pre­neurs Club and cannot wait to see what these out­standing stu­dent entre­pre­neurs can create.”

This year, the North­eastern Entre­pre­neurs Club will launch a new pro­gram in col­lab­o­ra­tion with BUILD, a Cal­i­fornia non­profit orga­ni­za­tion that helps stu­dents in low-​​income and under­per­forming high schools pre­pare for college.

The North­eastern BUILD chapter will be the organization’s first university-​​based chapter. The mem­bers will plan and exe­cute a series of entre­pre­neur­ship work­shops for Boston-​​area high school stu­dents, develop cur­riculum and pro­vide instruc­tion and men­toring to help stu­dents build suc­cessful busi­nesses. The pro­gram will run throughout the aca­d­emic year.

“We are really all over the spec­trum with exciting ideas,” said Skloot.

The club includes stu­dents from nearly every dis­ci­pline in the Uni­ver­sity. A com­puter sci­ence major once offered a course on com­puter coding so other mem­bers of the club could use those skills in cre­ating their own business.

This was a member who thought, ‘This is a good idea and I want to run it,’ ” Skloot said. “When your mem­bers move with these ideas, there is so much more energy and enthu­siasm and that really is the cul­ture we are trying to foster.”

The club will next meet on today at 6 p.m. in 150 Dodge Hall where Jonathan Kay, the “ambas­sador of buzz” for the online phone system Grasshopper, will address the students.