Miami's Farmer School again ranks among best in nationMar 05, 2010
Miami University's Farmer School of Business is ranked 16th nationally in BusinessWeek's fifth annual survey of the nation's best undergraduate business programs. The Farmer School again ranked 6th among those programs offered by public universities and colleges in the United States. In the 2009 rankings, the school ranked 18th nationally.
In addition to being in the nation’s top five percent of schools, the Farmer School was the only Ohio program in the top 25 and one of only two Ohio institutions in the top 50.
“We are very pleased to be recognized as one of the strongest undergraduate business programs in the nation, and the top program in Ohio,” said Farmer School Dean Roger L. Jenkins. “We are determined — even in these challenging economic times — to remain an outstanding program, characterized by excellence in teaching, in international study programs, and in experiential learning. Our recent move to a marvelous new facility has transformed the way we communicate and collaborate and has brought 21st century learning technology into every classroom.
“Our rise in the BusinessWeek survey can be attributed directly to the hard work and entrepreneurial spirit of our faculty and staff, who have embraced a culture of continuous improvement. As we look at the survey data, we are gratified to see how positively our students rate their educational experiences at the Farmer School.”
Feedback from students and recruiters is ultimately the most valuable aspect of the rankings process, Jenkins added. “We take comments from students and employers very seriously as we assess the progress we are making on our strategic initiatives, which will speed us on our journey ‘from good to great.’”
The Farmer School of Business provides an academically rigorous program enhanced by real-world experience and many opportunities to study abroad. Its accountancy, entrepreneurship and supply chain programs rank among the nation’s best in surveys conducted by publications in those fields. The Farmer School’s 14-month MBA program was ranked 3rd in the United States and 9th in the world in The Wall Street Journal’s 2009 evaluation of accelerated MBA programs.