Pioneering Innovation Education
Established in 1984 as one of the first university-based centers for entrepreneurship, the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is among only a handful of entrepreneurship programs in the nation that has maintained top-tier rankings in both undergraduate and graduate rankings in all major surveys for the last decade.
- #6 among public programs (#10 overall) U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges issue (2019)
- #5 among public programs (#12 overall) U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools (2020)
Named Innovator of the Year in Academia at the 2013 Governor's Celebration of Innovation. Read more: McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship Named Innovator of the Year by Arizona Governor
Recognized in a 2013 World Bank report on best practices in entrepreneurship education as one of two exemplar programs in the U.S.
The McGuire New Venture Development Program, formerly known as the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program, has been recognized for excellence by the United States Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and SUCCESS magazine and is a past recipient of the Nasdaq Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence Award (2001 and 2008).
In 2012, the McGuire Center received an award for Outstanding Contributions to Advance the Discipline of Entrepreneurship at the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers Conference. Read more: McGuire Center wins Award for Outstanding Contributions to Advance the Discipline of Entrepreneurship
In 2010, USA Today and the Princeton Review called the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship the "crown jewel" of the UA, explaining that students "can learn how to be a swashbuckling business maven here, and people (including undergraduate students) at UA have come up with and implemented ideas and inventions that will blow your mind." Read more: USA Today and Princeton Review Dub McGuire Center the "Crown Jewel" of UA