College of Business and Innovation’s Human Resources Management Program ranked among top 200 in world

March 15, 2013 | News, UToday, Business and Innovation
By Bob Mackowiak

The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation has been recognized as providing one of the top 200 master’s programs worldwide in human resources management by Eduniversal in its 2012-2013 ranking of the best 4,000 master’s and MBA programs in 30 specifications in 154 countries.

College_of_Business_Administration_8220_Top_200_Headquartered in Paris, Eduniversal is an international higher education ranking agency that endeavors to provide information for students to help them make the right decision regarding the choice of their future studies anywhere in the world.

“It is a remarkable achievement for our Human Resources Management Program to be listed in the 200 best masters programs worldwide, and to be ranked No. 37 in all of North America,” said Dr. Sonny Ariss, professor and chair of the UT Management Department. “What is especially significant is this recognition emerges from the survey results from human resources managers and from 456 academic institutions and their students.

“In the context of a globalized and fast-evolving education, Eduniversal provides a wide panorama of perspectives and an in-depth view on academic expertise worldwide with the ultimate goal of actively supporting international educational exchanges,” he said.

“Furthermore, I want to congratulate all of the talented College of Business and Innovation HR and management faculty members whose daily hard work and dedication to their students made this international recognition possible,” Ariss added.

“This is wonderful and exciting news for our college, our students and our community,” noted Dr. Thomas Sharkey, interim dean of the College of Business and Innovation. “This distinguished recognition from Eduniversal, along with our recent placement as the only Ohio program listed among the top 50 in the 2013 Best Online Graduate Business Programs by U.S. News and World Report, further demonstrates our expertise as the leading provider of business education programs, not only in northwest Ohio, but throughout the United States and around the world.”

The ranking of the best master’s programs is fundamentally developed by carefully assessing the reputation of the program, the career prospects and the salary level of someone’s first employment after graduation, and the satisfaction feedback of the students.

During the investigation process, Eduniversal provides a platform for the schools, students and human resources managers all over the world to participate in the free master’s surveys. To take part, the schools register and fill out a form for each program they want to rank.

The 2012-2013 ranking of the best master’s programs is published on, which is the platform for the students that allows them to access information about various programs suiting their preferences, and simplifies the application process.

The College of Business and Innovation received additional recognition from Eduniversal in fall 2012 when it was internationally ranked by Eduniversal in its fifth edition of the annual worldwide business school ranking, The Best 1,000 Business Schools in 154 Countries, 2012. Rated excellent, the college was the only ranked business school in northwest Ohio and one of four in Ohio.

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