USD Business School Jumps to 41st in Latest Bloomberg Businessweek Rankings

Job Placement Is Strength for USD Undergraduate Program

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.

About USD’s Undergraduate Business Program
The University of San Diego's School of Business Administration is committed to developing socially responsible leaders with a global mindset through academically rigorous, relevant, and values-based education and research. Its highly ranked undergraduate business program has made the top 50 list of the Bloomberg Businessweek ranking for eight consecutive years.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


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