Bloomberg ranks College of Business in top 100 best undergrad schools

April 28, 2016 | News, UToday, Business and Innovation
By Bob Mackowiak

The UT College of Business and Innovation ranked in the top 100 best undergraduate business schools in the nation by Bloomberg, a global business and financial information and news leader. The college ranked No. 96.

Every year, students around the country compete for a head start on conquering the corporate world by studying business in college. Since 2006, Bloomberg has ranked undergraduate business programs to help guide prospective college students and their families in choosing the right degree program for the career they want.

business logo“All of us in the College of Business and Innovation are very excited at this national recognition by Bloomberg of the quality and relevance of our programs,” said Dr. Terribeth Gordon-Moore, senior associate dean of the college. “This recognition by Bloomberg further validates the quality of our faculty, the significance of our curriculum, and the excellence of our students.”

Bloomberg determined its rankings after surveying nearly 30,000 students and recruiters at almost 600 companies. Bloomberg updated how it ranks undergraduate programs to put a bigger focus on the outcome most students want from B-school: the brightest possible career path. Bloomberg based its rankings on four main metrics:

• Employer Survey (40 percent of total score): Feedback from recruiters who hire recent business graduates on how well schools prepared students for jobs at their companies.

• Student Survey (35 percent): Students’ own ratings of the campus, career services department, and faculty and administrators.

• Starting Salary (15 percent): The base compensation of students who had jobs lined up, adjusted for salary variation across industries and regions.

• Internship (10 percent): The percentage of a school’s graduates who had at least one internship at any time during college.

“Our tremendous success in securing jobs for our students — as high as 93 percent as of May 2015 graduates — through the work of our outstanding Business Career Programs Office obviously played a key part in producing great survey results for the Bloomberg study,” Gordon-Moore said.

“We proudly proclaim at the top of our website that ‘The College of Business and Innovation equals careers,’” she added. “The Bloomberg surveys and rankings are in, and we are pleased and excited to have this external confirmation of what we have already known.”

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