WRITTEN BY ALLISON WAY, SENIOR COPYWRITER & CHIEF EDITOR
MIT. Harvard. Stanford. These universities scream success, prestige and innovation. But according to the Journal of Product Innovation Management, one university stands out from the ivy-league crowd when it comes to creation, innovation and entrepreneurship; the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
UMKC was ranked number one in the world for innovation management research trumping universities such as MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Michigan State and Texas A&M. UMKC has been honored for its research topics and current trends in the field of innovation management.
The results were driven by the research of three UMKC faculty- Michael Song, Ph.D., Mark Marry, Ph.D., and Lisa Zhao, Ph.D. -in the Department for Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. The three faculty were also listed among the top 50 innovation management scholars, with Michael Song ranking number one in the world.
This is just another step for Kansas City to become the City of Entrepreneurship...but it's not the first for UMKC. In September, UMKC received a $32 million gift from Henry W. Bloch to fund a state-of-the-art building to house the Bloch School's graduate and executive programs, which will accommodate additional students into these programs. In addition, the Princeton Review recognized the Bloch School's undergraduate and graduate programs among the top 25 entrepreneurship programs in the country.
Congratulations UMKC! Now that's how you Think Big.
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