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Belmont Ranked Top Undergraduate Business School in Tennessee by BusinessWeek

For the third year, 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. Ranked at No. 99, Belmont placed ahead of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, the University of Arkansas, Louisiana State University and the University of Kentucky.
Belmont’s College of Business Administration (COBA) Dean J. Patrick Raines said, “Once again, we are thrilled that Belmont University’s College of Business Administration is ranked among the elite business programs in the country by Bloomberg Businessweek. We are proud of the academic quality of our faculty and the innovative programs that we offer. We are honored to be selected as the top undergraduate business program in the State of Tennessee.”
BusinessWeek uses a comprehensive methodology for its rankings calculations that includes nine distinct measures. Overall, the magazine surveys around 85,000 business majors, who describe the quality of teaching, and 600 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 then calculates an academic quality score for the undergraduate schools by combining average SAT scores, faculty-student ratios, average class size, the percentage of students with internships and the number of hours students devote to class work each week.
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.