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BusinessWeek Ranks USD's Business Program 28th in the Nation
For the second year in a row, the University of San Diego’s undergraduate business school has been ranked as one of the top 30 programs in the nation, according to BusinessWeek magazine’s latest rankings. USD’s program in the School of Business Administration was ranked 28th, moving up one spot from a year ago.
USD’s undergraduate business school now is now one of the top three on the West Coast, along with the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Southern California. BusinessWeek released the rankings late Thursday afternoon.
USD received grades of A+ in the categories of teaching quality, facilities and service, and job placement from surveys of students. USD’s ranking for student satisfaction rose to 9th from 40th last year and its score for academic quality rose to 31st from 40th.
“We are dedicated to creating one of the top business schools in the nation and this continued recognition is more evidence that we’re on the right track,” said David Pyke, dean of USD’s School of Business Administration. “This is a strong endorsement of the outstanding caliber of our faculty, staff and students.”
This latest ranking continues the school’s streak of placing in the top 30 of national and international rankings. Last fall, USD’s MBA program was ranked 21st in the world for incorporating issues of social responsibility and ethics in the Aspen Institute’s 2009-10 edition of “Beyond Grey Pinstripes” and USD’s evening MBA program was ranked 26th in the country by BusinessWeek.
“We are focused on preparing our business students to successfully compete in this challenging economy by creating a program based on academic rigor, personalized instruction and outstanding career counseling and recruiting opportunities,” said Thomas Dalton, professor of accounting and director of undergraduate business programs.
Out of 138 schools who met the magazine’s initial requirements, BusinessWeek ranked 111 schools using nine distinct measures including student satisfaction, postgraduation outcomes and academic quality. Nearly 88,000 graduating seniors were surveyed for the rankings. In addition, BusinessWeek polled 718 corporate recruiters for companies that hire thousands of business majors each year, asking them which schools have the best graduates, most innovative curricula and most effective career services.
University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business was ranked 1st, followed by the University of Virginia. To see the entire rankings, go to www.businessweek.com/bschools/rankings/.
The University of San Diego School of Business Administration develops socially responsible leaders with a global mindset through academically rigorous, relevant, and values-based education and research.
The University of San Diego is a Catholic institution of higher learning chartered in 1949; the school enrolls some 7,800 undergraduate and graduate students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. The fall 2007 establishment of the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies brings the University’s total number of schools and colleges to six. Other academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences and the schools of Business Administration, Leadership and Education Sciences, Law and Nursing and Health Sciences.
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