College of Business Improves Excellent Businessweek Ranking


Bloomberg Businessweek logoJMU’s College of Business has improved its standing among undergraduate business schools ranked annually by Bloomberg Businessweek magazine. The College of Business ranked 11th among public institutions and 29th among all business schools, up from 12th and 32nd, respectively, in last year’s ranking. The COB remains in the top 5 percent of undergraduate business schools nationwide.

“The level of faculty/student engagement in the College of Business is unparalleled,” says Dr. Bud Clarke, interim dean of the College of Business. “Our faculty and staff should be commended for once again earning an ‘A+’ rating on teaching.”

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The COB has consistently ranked in the top 5 percent of business schools since the Businessweek survey started 8 years ago. The survey uses nine measures of student satisfaction, postgraduate outcomes and academic quality. The college earned an A+ for teaching quality and an A for job placement, based on responses from students and recruiters. Bloomberg Businessweek polled over 500 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. 

Published: Friday, March 22, 2013

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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