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Farmer School Again Ranked Top Ohio School in Bloomberg BusinessWeek's 2013 Survey


March 2013

The Farmer School moved up one spot in Bloomberg BusinessWeek's eighth annual survey of the nation's best undergraduate business programs, ranking 22nd overall and remaining 8th among public institutions. The Farmer School was again the top ranked Ohio institution and the only Ohio school in the top twenty-five.

Noted Interim Dean, Raymond Gorman: "As gratifying as this recognition is, it's the "numbers behind the numbers" that are most useful to us. These detailed analyses provide us with invaluable insights and external validation of our progress toward the realization of our strategic initiatives. As examples, we were ranked in the top twenty for academic quality and were given marks of A+ for both teaching quality and job placement. This feedback helps to ensure that we remain focused on our mission to be a premier business program that provides students with the life-long ability to acquire knowledge and translate it into responsible action in a competitive global environment."

Bloomberg BusinessWeek's ranking methodology includes five categories: 1. Graduating seniors' responses to a survey (30% of ranking) 2. Selected Recruiters responses to a survey (20% of ranking) 3. Median starting salary for our 2012 graduating class (10% of ranking) 4. Number of 2012 graduates continuing to a top MBA program (10% of ranking) 5. Academic quality as assessed based on average SAT scores, the ratio of full-time students to faculty, average class size, percentage of business majors with internships and the hours students spend every week on schoolwork. (30% of ranking)

For the complete "Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2013", and details on ranking criteria, visit: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-20/best-undergraduate-business-schools-2013#r=nav-r-graphic