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Making the Grade: USD’s Business School Ranked in Bloomberg’s Top 50

Monday, April 7, 2014

The University of San Diego’s undergraduate business program now ranks 41st in the nation, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s latest ranking.

USD’s program jumped five spots from last year. For the eighth consecutive year, USD’s program was ranked among the top 50 programs in the country.

Some 90 percent of USD business students also had job offers within three months of graduation, compared to an average of 78 percent of all ranked schools, the survey found.

“This is great news and further confirmation that we are providing our students with the knowledge and skills and to compete in today’s challenging economy,” said David Pyke, dean of USD’s School of Business Administration. “It is also a tribute to the outstanding caliber of our faculty and students.”

USD’s program was ranked in the top three for schools on the West Coast along with the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Southern California. USD received A+ for teaching quality and an A for facilities, services, and career placement in the magazine’s survey of students.

“I’m particularly pleased that USD ranked in the top 25 in two key areas,” Pyke added. USD was ranked 24th for academic quality, up from 35th a year ago, and 25th in student satisfaction, up from 31st last year.

Go to Bloomberg Businessweek to see the complete rankings. More than 150 schools participated in this year’s survey. Components in the ranking included assessments from graduating seniors; academic quality including average SAT scores, average class size and percentage of students with internships, along with a survey of employer opinions. Learn more about USD’s undergraduate business programs.

– Liz Harman

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