Kelley School named ‘Model Entrepreneurship Program’
The Indiana University Kelley School of Business has received the 2023 Model Entrepreneurship Program Award from the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
The award “honors the institution with the most comprehensive, high-quality educational program that successfully trains future generations of entrepreneurs.”
The USASBE presented the award to Dr. Donald Kuratko, the Jack M. Gill Distinguished Chair and professor of entrepreneurship at the Kelley School, last month during its annual conference.
“This is truly a remarkable award to receive from USASBE as they are the leading entrepreneurship organization in the world,” Kuratko said in written remarks. “This award exemplifies the quality and dedication of our entire entrepreneurship faculty team. I am personally honored to have this recognition of our program as one of the very best in the world today.”
The award comes a year after Kuratko was presented with the association’s highest honor, the Max S. Wortman/USASBE Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship.
“Indiana is an example that other institutions can look to for how to authentically build their own world-class programs,” said USASBE CEO Julienne Shields. “It is not just what Indiana University built but also how they built it that is compelling as the top model program.”
A formal presentation of the award will take place April 6 on the Bloomington campus.