According to U.S.News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges,” undergraduate international business programs in the College of Business Administration at Florida International University (FIU) rank in the top 20 in the country. The college has achieved this ranking each year since 2005, securing a spot in the top 10 three times; in 2011, FIU Business was 16th. The consistently high ranking demonstrates the success the business school is achieving in what is one of its strategic areas of focus.
“The recognition of our program among the best universities in the United States is a source of invigoration in all that we do here” said K. Galen Kroeck, chair, Department of Management and International Business. “Our status in the U.S.News & World Report ranking creates a bond between the faculty and students because they know that we are in this together and jointly share the prestige.”
Kroeck and his colleagues are already looking ahead to next year and beyond to continue to have the college’s international business programs highly ranked in this, and other, surveys.
“We know that we cannot rest on the acclaim as it is short-lived without continued enhancement of what we do,” he said. “Other schools are doing more in international business all the time. We plan to raise our ranking by holding our students to even higher standards of global understanding and creating greater visibility for our accomplishments, particularly in the realm of international experiential learning.”
Rankings derive from peer evaluations.
To obtain its undergraduate business school rankings, U.S.News surveys deans and senior faculty at each undergraduate business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
“We are delighted to be recognized by U.S.News & World Report for the eighth consecutive year,” said Joyce J. Elam, executive dean of the business school. “I congratulate the faculty for their contributions in enabling us to again offer one of the top international business undergraduate programs in the country. We are committed to this area whose importance in the 21st century continues to expand.”