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School of Management Moves up in WSJ Top 10

Release date
Sep-17-2007

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- For the seventh consecutive year, the University at Buffalo School of Management has been ranked as one of the world’s top business schools by The Wall Street Journal.

The UB School of Management is ranked No. 9 among schools with strong regional recruiting bases, up one spot from last year.

"Our continued high ranking by the recruiters who hire our graduates is a wonderful testimony to both the outstanding quality of our students and the dedicated faculty committed to providing them the skills needed to be successful," said John M. Thomas, dean of the UB School of Management.

As in past years, the ranking is based exclusively on recruiter feedback. More than 4,400 recruiters assessed schools and students based on a variety of attributes. They rated communication and interpersonal skills; team skills; and personal ethics and integrity as the most important. Work ethic and analytical and problem-solving skills were also highly rated.

The survey results were separated into three separate rankings—national, regional and international. The national and regional rankings grouped schools based on where recruiters say they tend to recruit. Schools in the regional ranking category were more likely to draw recruiters from within their geographic area. For example, nine of the Big Ten schools are in the regional category. The international ranking was made up of schools whose recruiters placed graduates in positions outside of the U.S. or equally in and out of the U.S.

“These rankings are a reflection of the success of our efforts to enhance the quality of our academic programs and global reputation by focusing our resources on the recruitment of high-caliber students and top faculty,” said Thomas.

The UB School of Management is the only business school in the Buffalo-Niagara region to be included in The Wall Street Journal ranking. In addition, BusinessWeek ranks the school as one of the country's top 5 business schools for the fastest return on MBA investment, and earlier this month Forbes cited it as one of the best business schools in the U.S. for the return on investment it provides MBA graduates. For more information, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.