Release Date: September 10, 2014
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo School of Management is again ranked as one of the country’s best undergraduate business programs in the 2015 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report.
The UB School of Management is tied for No. 79, up seven places from last year and ranked higher than any other business school in the State University of New York system.
Among public business schools, the School of Management is ranked No. 50.
“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 are really paying off,” said Arjang A. Assad, dean of the UB School of Management. “It’s gratifying to see them reflected in this ranking.”
The ranking was culled from a list of more than 700 schools accredited by AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, positioning the school in the top 15 percent of accredited undergraduate business programs.
Based on a survey to deans and senior faculty at accredited schools, the ranking asks participants to rate the quality of all programs they are familiar with on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished).
UB as a whole broke into the top 50 among public universities in the U.S., up three places from last year, and is No. 103 among both public and private universities in the country, again earning the distinction as one of the nation’s “Best National Universities,” according to U.S. News and World Report.
UB is No. 1 among public universities nationwide for students graduating with the least debt. The magazine ranks UB No. 8 among all public and private universities for students graduating with the least debt.
UB also was ranked one of the best colleges for veterans, at No. 23. This category, introduced last year by U.S. News, lists top-ranked schools that participate in federal initiatives to help veterans and active service members apply, pay for and complete their degrees.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.
The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.