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Belmont Ranked Among Top Undergraduate Business Schools

For the fourth time , Belmont University’s undergraduate School of Business achieved a Top 100 national ranking in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s annual report on “The Best Undergrad B-Schools” in the U.S. Belmont is now the highest ranked business school in the state of Tennessee. Belmont bumped up two spots from its 2011 ranking to No. 97.

To identify the top undergraduate business programs, Bloomberg Businessweek uses a methodology that has not changed much from its first ranking in 2006. It includes nine measures of student satisfaction, post-graduation outcomes and academic quality. BusinessWeek uses a comprehensive methodology for its rankings calculations that includes nine distinct measures. Overall, the magazine surveys around 85,000 graduating seniors, who describe the quality of teaching, and more than 500 corporate recruiters, who report which business schools produce the best graduates. The magazine also researches the median starting salaries for recent graduates and the number of graduates from each program who go on to attend national top tier MBA programs.

BusinessWeek’s complete rankings of the “Best Undergraduate B-Schools” including the full rankings methodology, interactive tables, in-depth profiles and a discussion forum are available at www.businessweek.com/bschools/undergraduate.