College of Business Administration makes strong showing in BusinessWeek rankings.

The second annual ranking of the country’s best undergraduate business schools as evaluated by BusinessWeek brought great news to the College of Business Administration. The school ranked in the top 5 percent among the 1,400 business schools in the nation and among the top 20 percent of those accredited by AACSB International—the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Among the “Business Specialties,” categories, moreover, the college’s Landon Undergraduate School of Business was ranked # 8 in the country in the area of “Operations Management.”

“These are truly exciting times for the business school,” said Joyce J. Elam, executive dean. “We have accomplished much, but we still have much more to do as we continue along our path to creating a world-class institution.”

The college was among the 56 public university business schools that made the list of 93 institutions in the rankings. At 80th place, the college ranked third best among Florida’s public business schools with the University of Florida at 43rd and Florida State at 77th.

“We’re really pleased with our placement in this survey,” Elam said. “Some of our students’ comments revealed areas of frustration, but we continue to address those issues at the college level and have made—and will continue to make—significant progress, especially once we move into our new building complex this fall.”

Business schools selected for inclusion in the ranking had to be AACSB International-accredited as well as meet criteria related to students’ test scores, selectivity in admission, and number of students in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating classes. The list appeared in the March 19, 2007, issue of the publication.

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