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Farmer School of Business again among "Best Undergraduate Business Schools" per Bloomberg Businessweek

03/20/2013

Students gather in the Farmer School's Forsythe Commons, a popular study and meeting space
Students gather in the Farmer School's Forsythe Commons, a popular study and meeting space
Miami University's Farmer School of Business 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 25.

“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,” said Raymond Gorman, Farmer School of Business interim dean.

"As examples," he added, "we were ranked in the top 20 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 percent of ranking)
  • 2. Selected recruiters' responses to a survey (20 percent of ranking)
  • 3. Median starting salary for our 2012 graduating class (10 percent of ranking)
  • 4. Number of 2012 graduates continuing to a top MBA program (10 percent 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 percent of ranking)

The Farmer School consistently ranks among the top public business schools in the nation. Known for innovative teaching methods, experiential learning programs and an emphasis on international study, more than 60 percent of its students study abroad. These experiences translate into high job placement rates for graduates who enter the professional workplace with skills and maturity frequently compared to typical MBA graduates.

A complete “Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2013” list and details on ranking criteria are available online.

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