Business School scoops top honour for entrepreneurship

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Strathclyde Business School has been recognised for its outstanding commitment to creating and incubating cutting-edge business innovations and fostering entrepreneurship at its Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship.

The Business School was one of only 35 institutions around the globe to earn this distinction from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) – the world’s largest education accreditation network.

Institutions from 34 countries around the world submitted nominations to AACSB’s inaugural Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge, which seeks to highlight business school centres delivering innovative and creative best practices through their entrepreneurship programmes.

The Hunter Centre’s approach to engage the business community and expand the reach of education beyond the classroom was central to the award, with the AACSB recognising programmes offered such as the MSc in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology, the way the Centre engages with alumni, and its impact on local SMEs via its innovative Growth Advantage programme (GAP).

Professor Eleanor Shaw, head of the Hunter Centre for Entrepreneurship, said: “This is wonderful news – everyone is delighted to be selected for the Entrepreneurship Spotlight Challenge which recognises the innovative ways in which we encourage entrepreneurship at all levels, encouraging students to turn useful learning into entrepreneurial actions and mindsets, and engaging with business to add value and develop strategies for growth.”

As part of the selection process, nominations were reviewed by a panel of corporate leaders from across disciplines including venture capital, consulting and accounting. Thomas R. Robinson, president and chief executive officer of AACSB International, said:

“Strathclyde Business School is being recognised this year in AACSB’s Entrepreneurial Spotlight Challenge for its commitment to fostering in its students the creativity, problem solving, and the innovative mindset required of future business leaders.”

To find out more about the AACSB International and to view the nominations, please visit: http://www.aacsb.edu/esc