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School of Business Named to BusinessWeek Top 100

For the second year in a row, Belmont University’s undergraduate School of Business achieved a Top 100 national ranking in BusinessWeek’s annual report on “The Best Undergrad B-Schools” in the U.S. Belmont moved up five places in the rankings to No. 84, placed between the University of Arkansas (No. 83) and North Carolina State-Raleigh (No. 85). Belmont and the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (No. 82) are the only two Tennessee programs to make the list, and Belmont was one of only six private schools in the South to be included.
Belmont’s College of Business Administration (COBA) Dean J. Patrick Raines said, “It is an honor to be included again in this list of prestigious business programs. Belmont’s ranking reflects the dedication the faculty has to high quality classroom teaching and the attention our staff give to Belmont students.”
Susan Taylor, COBA associate dean of undergraduate business, added, “Given the significance of the student survey in the rankings, it is extremely rewarding to know that our students willingly give their time to participate in the process and take pride in expressing their feelings about the quality of education they are receiving at Belmont.”
BusinessWeek uses a comprehensive methodology for its rankings calculations that includes nine distinct measures. Overall, the magazine surveys around 85,000 business majors and 600 corporate recruiters, in addition to researching 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 also 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.

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