BusinessWeek Ranks Whitman’s Undergraduate Program in Top 50 Nationwide

The undergraduate business program in the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University has been ranked as one of the top 50 best undergraduate business programs nationwide in BusinessWeek’s “The Best Undergrad Business Schools 2009.” The Whitman School was ranked 49. The issue hit newsstands March 2. Whitman was specifically recognized for excellence in internships.

US News & World Report ranks the Whitman undergraduate business program as 39th in the nation. In 2008, the Whitman School was ranked 52 nationwide for undergraduate business programs by BusinessWeek. The Whitman School is home to nationally ranked programs in entrepreneurship and supply chain management.

To rank these programs, BusinessWeek used nine measures, including surveys of 85,000 senior business majors and nearly 600 corporate recruiters, median starting salaries for graduates, and the number of graduates each program sends to top MBA programs. BusinessWeek also calculated an academic quality rating for each program by combining SAT scores, student-faculty ratios, class size, the percentage of students with internships, and the number of hours students devote to class work.

More information including the full ranking and methodology, interactive tables, and a discussion forum are available on at

For more information, contact Amy Mehringer, director of communications, Whitman School of Management, at (315) 443-3834 or