Category: Rankings

Boston University School of Management Named 7th in Finance Among Undergraduate Schools by Businessweek

April 12th, 2013 in Finance, News, Press Release, Rankings

Rank advances from 23rd last year

Boston University School of Management placed 7th in the 2013 Bloomberg Businessweek “Best Undergraduate Business Schools for Finance” ranking, an advancement of 16 spots from last year.

The ranking is based 100% on student response to a Bloomberg Businessweek survey of seniors at universities across the country focused on curriculum, content, and student experience. The survey was conducted as part of the 2013 “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” ranking. Finance is the first specialty ranking to be released, with more to be released in the coming weeks.

This ranking further demonstrates the exceptional level of satisfaction students have for their experiences at the School, particularly within finance course offerings and career preparation. The ranking comes after the School recently placed 18th in the country for overall student satisfaction, the highest ever placement for the School, and the School’s overall ranking of 23rd, the second highest in the School’s history.

See the complete ranking of the top 10 undergraduate business schools for finance.

Boston University School of Management Named a Top 25 Undergraduate Program in Bloomberg Businessweek Ranking

March 22nd, 2013 in News, Press Release, Rankings, School

Recruiter Survey Rank Advances to 20th

March 22, 2013 – Boston University School of Management placed 23rd overall in the 2013 Bloomberg Businessweek ranking of United States undergraduate programs. The School placed among the top 25 programs in 4 of the 5 ranking categories, and experienced several strong gains.

The School’s Student Satisfaction ranking rose 8 spots to 18th overall, while students continue to be highly sought after by employers, represented by an advance of 9 spots to 20th overall in the Recruiter Survey rank. Both are the highest placements in these categories the School has ever received.

The Bloomberg Businessweek ranking is based on the following elements: Student Survey Results (30%); Recruiter Survey Feedback (20%); Academic Quality Measures (30%); MBA Feeder Rank (10%); and Starting Salary (10%).

This strong ranking reflects continuing gains in the external recognition of the quality of the School of Management’s undergraduate program and its graduates, and increased student satisfaction.

BU Professional Evening MBA #1 in Boston, Health Sector MBA 11th Overall by U.S. News

March 12th, 2013 in News, Press Release, Rankings

Boston University School of Management placed 40th overall in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report ranking of graduate business schools. The ranking is based on overall academic quality of the MBA program, employment success, the academic quality of entering students, and peer and recruiter ratings.

The School of Management’s Professional Evening MBA program was again ranked #1 in Boston, placing 31st in the nation. Part-time MBA rankings are based on measures of academic quality and peer ratings from business school deans and MBA program directors at each of the nation’s accredited 325 part-time MBA programs.

U.S. News & World Report also republished the Healthcare Management Ranking, where Boston University remained 11th overall.

Boston University School of Management MBA Ranked 44th Nationally by the Financial Times; 10th Globally in e-business

January 29th, 2013 in News, Press Release, Rankings

Boston University School of Management placed 44th nationally and 95th globally among full-time MBA programs in the Financial Times 2013 Global MBA ranking.

In addition, the Financial Times ranked the School 10th globally in the category of e-business based on alumni ratings. The School continues to provide a portfolio of innovative digital offerings, building off a newly redesigned full-time MBA curriculum, and recently announced the Grand Business Challenge in Digital Health case competition taking place in spring 2013.

The School of Management also continues to produce increasingly satisfied alumni, demonstrated by  the “alumni recommend” rank rising from 45th to 38th globally, and “alumni aims achieved” rank moving from 78th to 66th globally.  SMG’s faculty research rank improved four spots from 59th to 55th globally, due to an increase in the number of articles published by full-time faculty in 45 internationally recognized academic and practitioner journals.

The FT ranking is based on recent surveys of business schools and of alumni who graduated in 2009. MBA programs are assessed according to alumni career progression, their international exposure, diversity of students and teaching staff, and the quality of faculty and research.

Eduniversal Ranks Seven BU School of Management Masters Programs Among Top 25 Globally

January 11th, 2013 in Health Sector, News, Press Release, Rankings, School

SMG’s Health Sector Management and Public & Nonprofit programs ranked 3rd in the world

Seven of Boston University School of Management’s masters programs have been ranked among the top 25 globally in the 2013 Eduniversal Best Masters Ranking. The School’s Health Sector Management and Public & Nonprofit programs both landed the #3 spot in their respective categories, while the International MBA program placed 9th globally. The School’s Executive MBA program placed 16th.

This annual ranking evaluates individual academic programs rather than institutions, and is based solely on external perceptions. The top 1,000 business schools worldwide are included in the ranking.

The Eduniversal International Scientific Committee bases the rankings on three main criteria: (1) the program’s reputation according to the opinion of international HR professionals, (2) starting salary of recent graduates, and (3) student satisfaction.

The School’s Full-Time MBA program placed 20th globally, the Math Finance program ranked 15th, and the Investment Management program came in at #24.

Visit EDUniversal’s website to view the complete ranking.

Boston University School of Management MBA Ranked 39th Nationally; 28th by Recruiters by Bloomberg Businessweek

November 16th, 2012 in News, Press Release, Rankings

November 15th, 2012 – Boston University School of Management placed 39th among full-time MBA programs in Bloomberg Businessweek‘s biennial ranking of top U.S. business schools, a change of one position from the 2010 ranking. In New England, the School ranked 5th behind Harvard, MIT, Dartmouth, and Yale.

The Bloomberg Businessweek ranking is largely determined by both student and recruiter feedback, which each contribute 45 percent of the final ranking. The student rating placed the School 41st and reflects overall student satisfaction of the b-school experience. The recruiter rating, which placed the School 28th overall, is determined by asking recruiters to identify the schools that produce the best graduates. The final 10 percent of the ranking was influenced by the faculty research within a set of academic journals.

The high quality of the School’s MBA graduates continues to be recognized by leading recruiters, reflected in the School’s rise of eight places this year to 28th overall in the recruiter survey. High student interest in attending the School’s full-time MBA program continues, reflected by a competitive applicant pool. This year 30 percent of students were admitted to the program.

Bloomberg Businessweek publishes rankings of full-time and part-time MBA programs in alternate years. In Bloomberg Businessweek‘s most recent ranking of part-time MBA programs, the School of Management ranked 1st in Boston and 4th in New England.

Visit Bloomberg Businessweek for the complete ranking of full-time MBA programs.

University Grads Rated Among World’s Most Employable

November 1st, 2012 in News, Rankings

International survey puts BU in top 10 U.S. schools, 17th worldwide

Excerpts from BU Today:

The power of a BU diploma was recognized last week when the employability of graduates of the University was ranked 17th in the world and 7th among U.S. schools in a survey published in the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune. The 2012 Global Employability Survey was conducted by Emerging, a French consulting firm, and Trendence, a German polling institute, and asked hundreds of international companies which universities were most likely to produce the ideal employee; it also asked them to list the ideal qualities of a new graduate.

Harvard was ranked number one among U.S. schools, followed by Yale, Stanford, MIT, Columbia, Princeton, and BU.

Jean Morrison, University provost and chief academic officer, says the administration is delighted that BU is so highly regarded on the global stage.

“The results are an excellent characterization of the quality of our students,” Morrison says. “BU is a global university in that our students have meaningful experiences that prepare them for the global marketplace. Given that the survey reflects the views of international CEOs, business managers, and recruiters at international companies, it’s really excellent recognition of the quality and versatility of our students.”

Kenneth Freeman, the Allen Questrom Professor and Dean of the School of Management, formerly led Quest Diagnostics and was a partner at investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., and he is still a senior advisor at the company. He says that global employers often look for the “four Cs”: cultural awareness, communication skills, collaboration, and creativity. “They aspire to hire individuals who are sensitive to the impact of cultural differences across countries in the ways business is conducted; write and speak clearly and persuasively; actively participate in and lead cross functional teams; and think broadly, expanding the boundaries, and identifying new ways of doing things,” Freeman says. “Boston University prepares its students well in each of these areas.”

Read the full story on BU Today.

Photo: The University offers many resources and services to help students prepare for a global labor market. Above, a career fair organized by the Center for Career Development. Photo by Cydney Scott via BU Today.

Financial Times Ranks EMBA #1 In New England, 22nd in US

October 15th, 2012 in EMBA, News, Press Release, Rankings

The 2012 Financial Times ranking of executive MBA programs around the world has placed Boston University School of Management 1st in New England, and 22nd among US-based EMBA programs.

Globally, BU’s Executive MBA program was ranked 66th. In addition, the School placed 6th among US-based programs in the category of alumni career progress.

Data from alumni questionnaires (including areas such as “salary today” and “aims achieved”) account for 55 percent of the ranking’s weight. These criteria include data collated by Financial Times over the past three years, where available. Data supplied by the school accounts for 35 percent, and faculty research published in particular leading journals account for the final ten percent.

“This ranking is reflective of the high levels of student satisfaction with the the quality and career impact expressed by our alumni,” said Janice Dolnick, EMBA program director. “We are continually evolving our curriculum to keep up with changing business environments. This ensures that our students are receiving the most current and effective management training to date.”

See the full 2012 Financial Times Executive MBA ranking here.

BU’s Full-time MBA Ranked 34th in US, 55th Globally by The Economist

October 5th, 2012 in News, Press Release, Rankings

In its recently released 2012 full-time MBA rankings, The Economist placed Boston University School of Management 34th among all US business schools and 55th in the world.

Demonstrating the School’s continued strength in industry relationships, the School of Management placed 1st globally for diversity of recruiters who recruited graduates from the most recent class, and 15th globally for the student rating of jobs secured through a school’s career services.

The Economist ranking of full-time MBA programs was based on an initial selection of 135 leading business schools around the world who were invited to take part in a two-stage survey, which requires input from schools and students/alumni. The rankings used a weighted average of data from 2012 (50%), 2011 (30%) and 2010 (20%).

The rankings included “open new career opportunities” (35%), including assessment of career services and diversity of recruiters; “personal development/education experience” (35%) including faculty and student quality; “increase salary” (20%); and “potential to network” (10%).

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Boston University School of Management Ranked 40th Nationally by U.S. News & World Report

September 14th, 2012 in News, Press Release, Rankings, Undergraduate Students

September 14, 2012 – Boston University School of Management’s undergraduate business program placed 40th overall in U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of undergraduate business schools, an improvement of one spot over last year. The ranking is part of the 2013 U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings.

The School of Management’s “Best Colleges” ranking is based solely on a peer assessment score from AACSB-accredited schools. Each school in the ranking is rated on a 1-to-5 scale by survey participants.

Overall, the ”Best Colleges” list ranked Boston University 51st in the nation, a three-way tie with George Washington University and Tulane University, out of nearly 1,400 colleges included in the report.

For more information, please visit the U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings page.