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March News 2012



College of Business Maintains Excellent Businessweek Ranking


College of Business LogoJMU's College of Business remains in the top 5 percent of undergraduate business schools ranked annually by Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. The College of Business again ranked 12th among public institutions and 32nd among all business schools; receiving high marks in a number of areas, including small class sizes, engaged and responsive professors, high number of job placements, and “real-world” experiences in which students are involved.

“The Bloomberg Businessweek rankings reflect the commitment and dedication to learning displayed by our faculty, staff, and students,” says Dr. Bud Clarke, interim dean of the College of Business. He adds, “The overall level of faculty/student engagement within the college is extraordinary. This engagement creates a distinct learning environment whereby COB graduates are superbly prepared for their respective careers.”

(Click for JMU's Businessweek profile)

The COB has consistently ranked in the top 5 percent of business schools since the Businessweek survey started 7 years ago. The survey uses nine measures of student satisfaction, postgraduate outcomes and academic quality. Student responses count for 30 percent of the final ranking, with recruiter responses contributing 20 percent. Bloomberg Businessweek polled 749 corporate recruiters for companies that hire thousands of business majors each year. The recruiters noted which programs turned out the best graduates and which schools have the most innovative curricula and most effective career services.

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March 22, 2012








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