In 2011, international business joined a list of fourteen specialties in Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of undergraduate business programs by specialty. The R. Kirk Landon Undergraduate School at Florida International University (FIU) was among the top in the country in this specialty, ranking 21st.
“Since international business is one of our strategic areas of focus, we are pleased to have ranked so highly in Bloomberg Businessweek’s inaugural evaluation of this specialty,” said Joyce J. Elam, executive dean of FIU’s College of Business Administration. “This assessment is another proof point of the stature of our international business offerings, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.”
Other publications that validate the college’s strengths in international business include U.S.News & World Report, which ranked FIU’s undergraduate international business programs #15 in the nation and its Chapman Graduate School 24th in the international specialty. Also, in its 2011 rankings of exceptional graduate business programs globally and in Latin America. AméricaEconomía, the leading business magazine in Latin America, ranked the Chapman Graduate School among the top 50 business schools worldwide for its full-time International MBA. The publication has ranked FIU’s International MBA among world’s top 50 graduate programs in international business for eight consecutive years.
College places in top 50 in two other specialty areas.
The Bloomberg Businessweek ranking is based on responses by more than 85,000 senior business students at more than 100 top B-schools. Students assign letter grades—from A to F—indicating how well their business programs teach in 14 specialty areas.
In addition to its 21st place in international business, the college also was ranked in the top 50 in the specialties of marketing (33rd) and operations management (#44).