On January 13th, Miami University's John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship and the Department of Entrepreneurship won the 2024 Model Program Award from USASBE- United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. The USASBE Model Program Award is awarded annually to the top entrepreneurship program in the nation and recognizes a university entrepreneurship program that provides "comprehensive, bold, high-quality educational programs that train future generations of entrepreneurs."
The judges noted Miami's success at connecting the entrepreneurship program with Divisions across campus while implementing curricular and co-curricular programs that engage students from every undergraduate major across campus and the impact of the Program's practice-based, immersive learning approach to undergraduate entrepreneurship education in preparing tomorrow’s entrepreneurial leaders to be “job ready, day one.” Miami's Entrepreneurship Program joins a select list of university entrepreneurship programs to win the award, a list that includes Indiana University - Kelley School of Business, Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business, Iowa State University - Ivy College of Business, Syracuse University - Martin J. Whitman School of Management, and the UMKC Henry W. Bloch School of Management, among others.
[Pictured left-to-right: Julienne Shields, President and CEO at USASBE; Dr. Tim R. Holcomb Ph.D., Chair, Department of Entrepreneurship and Director, John W. Altman Institute for Entrepreneurship in the Miami University Farmer School of Business; and Dr. Brett Smith, University Distinguished Professor, Cintas Chair in Entrepreneurship, and Founding Director of the Center for L.I.F.E. (Leading the Integration of Faith and Entrepreneurship)]