For the sixth time in seven years, the College of Business Administration has been recognized in the Bloomberg Businessweek survey of undergraduate business programs. In “The Best Undergrad B-Schools,” the publication ranked the Landon Undergraduate School of Business at Florida International University (FIU) at 109th. FIU was one of four universities in the state to make the rankings.
Ranking affirms college’s excellence.
“The Bloomberg Businessweek list is one of the most prestigious measures by which we gauge how well we are meeting our goals for educating future business leaders at the undergraduate level,” said Joyce J. Elam, executive dean.
The rankings are based on a calculation that includes student survey scores (30 percent), recruiter survey score (20 percent), starting salaries and the MBA feeder school measure (10 percent each) and the academic quality measure (30 percent) .To view the details behind these percentages, visit http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-03-20/how-we-ranked-the-schools.
Graduate programs earn positive attention.
U.S.News & World Report recently published its annual ranking of America’s Best Graduate Schools. The Chapman Graduate School ranked 102 out of 250 for Part-time MBAs. The ranking looked at average peer assessment score (50 percent), the average GMAT score of part-time MBA students entering in fall 2011 (15 percent), their average undergraduate GPA (5 percent), work experience (15 percent) and the percentage of the business school’s fall 2011 MBA enrollment that is part time (15 percent).
Also, in its 2012 “25 Best Value Online MBA Programs,” Business MBA, a national ranking agency, ranked the college’s Corporate MBA ninth.
“Given the soaring costs of higher education, and an uncertain job market, we believe that it is important to direct students towards MBA programs that offer the best combination of a high quality education and affordability,” said James Harrity, Business MBA president.
And finally, Financial Times listed the college among the 48 top business schools offering an online program: the Corporate MBA.
“This recognition of both our undergraduate and graduate programs, offered in the classroom and online, validates the contributions of our faculty, staff and supporters and pushes us to continue our efforts to deliver exceptional educational experiences to our students,” Elam said.