AACSB Accredited

JMU’s College of Business (CoB) is among the fewer than 5 percent of business programs accredited by AACSB-International (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), and one of 186 programs to receive accreditation in both business and accounting. 

1 of 182 with Business and Accounting Accreditation from AACSB
Ranked #39 Best Colleges for Business Majors - Money
Money Magazine

The CoB is included in Money’s top 50 Best Colleges for Business Majors, based on measures of educational quality, affordability and financial success of undergraduate business majors. Included in the top 20 Public Colleges listing, the CoB ranked 7th for Public Early Career Salaries.

Bloomberg Businessweek

The CoB remains one of the nation’s leading business schools, according to the 2016 Bloomberg Businessweek rankings. The undergraduate business program was No. 18 among public institutions across the country and No. 41 overall. JMU’s business program also ranked 25th on the employer survey out of the 114 undergraduate programs reviewed, a testament to the quality of preparation provided by the JMU faculty and through experiential learning and internship opportunities.

#18 among public business schools - Bloomberg Businessweek
2016 America's Winner - Google Online Marketing Challenge
Google Online Marketing Challenge

JMU’s marketing students have achieved more wins in the Google Online Marketing Challenge than any other university in the world, including two times as the Global Social Impact Award Winner, AdWords Business Global Co-Winner,  Google+ Social Media Marketing Global Winner,  five times as AdWords Business Americas Region Winner, and Google+ Social Media Marketing Americas Region Winner.  


JMU was ranked 10th on Poets&Quants for Undergrads’ listing of “B-Schools that Create the Best College Experience” and the COB300 course was the most-mentioned single course among all schools participating in the alumni survey.

#23 Public
2016 Honorable Mention Chapter - Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma

The CoB’s chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) received Honorable Mention in the 2016 Outstanding Chapter Awards, placing fourth out of over 560 chapters worldwide.

National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

Accounting students complete a fifth year masters program and in 2016, had the #2 pass rate on the CPA exam among schools with 20 or more students taking the exam.

#1 CPA Pass Rate
#33 - 50 Top Online MBA Programs - 2018
MBA Today

JMU’s Information Security MBA program combines the knowledge and skills of a cutting-edge MBA curriculum with coursework and experiences focused on management challenges in this specific field. Online MBA Today vetted 350 programs based on estimated tuition costs and lengths of programs, accreditation, pay scale salary reports, and how programs performed within national and globally-trusted ranking entities.

US News & World Report

JMU’s Information Security MBA program is ranked No. 21 on US News & World Report's Best Online MBA programs. Ranking is based on factors such as admissions selectivity, reputation for excellence among peer institutions, and academic and career support services offered to students. The program ranked No. 8 in student engagement.

#8 in student engagement U.S. News & World Report
Ranked #10 Online MBA Program - Princeton Review
Princeton Review

JMU's Infosec MBA ranked #10 in Princeton Review's "Top 25 Online MBA Programs,” 2017. 

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