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May 1, 2006

Business Week's First Undergrad Rankings

"To identify the best undergraduate business programs, BusinessWeek used five unique measures, including a survey of more than 100,000 business majors at top schools and a poll of undergraduate recruiters. To better understand career outcomes, we also looked at starting salaries for graduates and how many each school sent to top MBA programs. Finally, an academic-quality score--a combination of five measures including SAT scores and faculty-student ratios--identified schools with the smartest, hardest-working, and best-served students.

The ranking is based on the "index number," which represents the sum of all five measures. They also calculated letter grades on teaching quality, facilities and services, and job placement based on the student survey. The top 20% in each category among all 61 top programs that we ranked earned A+s. The next 25% got As, the next 35% got Bs, and the bottom 20% got Cs.

School names are linked to individual program profiles for more in-depth coverage. "


UIUC got an A for placement, 22 overall. Accounting program was lauded.

Here's the Link to the Students' report card of the b-schools.

Posted by Becky at May 1, 2006 11:36 AM Posted to Business School News