The College of New Jersey’s School of Business continues to be ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek among the top 100 undergraduate business programs in the nation. This year, TCNJ’s School of Business placed No. 59 in the country, up 25 slots from 2012, and ranks as the number one undergraduate business school in New Jersey, according to Bloomberg Businessweek Survey of Best Undergraduate Business Schools.
William Keep, dean of TCNJ’s School of Business said, “The number 59 ranking by Businessweek results from a great deal of hard work on the part of faculty, staff, and most importantly, students. The learning experiences here can be characterized as a combination of rigor and relationships—relationships between faculty and students and between students and alumni. We will work hard to continue to build on this tradition.”
Introduced in 2006, the Businessweek undergraduate rankings are determined by nine measures, including surveys of 85,000 senior business majors and nearly 600 corporate recruiters, median starting salaries for graduates, and the number of graduates each program sends to top MBA programs. They also calculate an academic quality rating for each program by combining SAT scores, student-faculty ratios, class size, the percentage of students with internships, and the number of hours students devote to class work.
Behind TCNJ in this year’s rankines are Rutgers University–New Brunswick, at No. 81, Seton Hall University, at No. 85, and Rutgers University–Camden, at No. 119. Readers can click here to view the full rankings list.
TCNJ’s School of Business received its initial accreditation from AACSB International in 1997 and was fully re-accredited in December 2008. Only five percent of business schools worldwide have earned this coveted distinction, with only 50 of those institutions catering exclusively to undergraduate business education such as TCNJ. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.
Top employers of the School of Business’s class of 2012 include Bank of America, Deloitte LLP, Johnson & Johnson, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst & Young. Fifty-four percent of 2012 business graduates received at least one job offer prior to graduation, with 49 percent employed within six months of graduation. The average starting salary was $53,400.