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    You may think street smarts are enough to be a successful entrepreneur, but these top entrepreneurship programs are giving students the practical and theoretical knowledge they need to succeed in any venture. The Princeton Review surveyed more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate business schools in the 2012-2013 academic year about their offerings in entrepreneurship.

    The survey included questions covering three main areas. Schools that ranked high demonstrated a commitment to entrepreneurship both inside and outside the classroom and had faculty, students and alumni actively involved and successful in entrepreneurial endeavors. Here are the fields used to determine our rankings of the best entrepreneurship programs.

    Academics and requirements

    Schools were asked if they offer an entrepreneurship program, major or minor and to specify the total number of courses offered, as well as the types including entrepreneurial finance, law, management, marketing; social entrepreneursip; new product development, and venture capital among others. Other academic requirements that affect the ranking include the availability of internships, externships, experiential and cooperative learning and consulting opportunities for small-business owners. Schools were also asked whether their program used a team-driven approach where students from different disciplines are paired together.

    Students and faculty

    The institutions were asked what percentage of the total student body in the 2012-13 academic year was formally enrolled in the entrepreneurship program and what percentage was enrolled in an entrepreneurship-related course. They were also asked what percentage of formally enrolled entrepreneurship students in the most recent graduating class had launched a business since graduating, what percentage of those are still in business and what percentage of the entrepreneurship faculty had started, bought or run a successful business. Schools were also asked for the number of faculty members teaching exclusively entrepreneurship courses and the number teaching at least one course in the subject.

    Outside the classroom

    Schools were asked whether they have partnerships with other schools that allow access to their entrepreneurship programs, as well as the number of officially recognized clubs and organizations for entrepreneurship students and the budgets for such clubs. Other questions concerned the scope of entrepreneurial scholarships, noncurriculum-based entrepreneurial activities and official mentorship programs available to entrepreneurship students. Schools were also asked if they host an annual business-plan competition and the amount of the prize, as well as the total amount of prize money won at any competition in which their students participated.

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