Whitman School Moves Up on Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s Annual Ranking of Best Undergrad Business Programs

The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University moved to #47 on Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s fifth annual ranking of “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools.” In 2009, the Whitman School was ranked #49.

US News & World Report ranks the Whitman undergraduate business program as #38 in the nation. The Whitman School is home to nationally ranked programs in entrepreneurship and supply chain management.

Overall, the top 50 programs in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s ranking boasted dedicated alumni bases who offered support in job and internship placement; increased use of technology to communicate to recruiters and prospective students; and an emphasis on the importance of strong internships.

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

Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s ranking of “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools” is featured in the March 15, 2010 issue, on newsstands March 5. For more information, visit businessweek.com/magazine/toc/10_11/B4170best_undergrad_bschools.htm.