College of Business earns recognition as a U.S. News and World Report Best Business School

May 13, 2010

DEARBORN / May 13, 2010---The University of Michigan-Dearbornís College of Business has been recognized as one of the 2011 Best Business Schools by U.S. News and World Report.  In a separate ranking the collegeís part-time M.B.A. program is acknowledged as offering candidates flexibility in earning an advanced degree.

U.S. News and World Report has just released its list of the top business schools in the country.  Each year the publication recognizes professional-school programs based on the following data submitted by the school: peer and recruiter assessments, placement success, graduate salaries, employment rates, student selectivity, test scores and GPA and acceptance rates.  Each criterion is weighted to formulate final rankings.  Not every school receives a ranking number if submitted data is missing or insufficient.

In a related, but separate report, UM-Dearbornís College of Business was ranked for having one of the best part-time M.B.A. programs available.  The publicationís part-time M.B.A recognition criterion was based solely on a peer assessment survey.  

ďThe recent recognition earned by the University of Michigan-Dearbornís College of Business speaks to the academic excellence of the college's degree programs, the quality of our students and the expertise and commitment of our faculty and staff,Ē said Kim Schatzel, Dean, UM-Dearborn College of Business.  ďOur business school provides flexibility and options for educational advancement that meet the needs of todayís students.Ē

The 2011 recognition marks the first time UM-Dearbornís College of Business earned recognition by U.S News and World Report.  Last fall, UM-Dearborn was recognized as a Best Business School by the Princeton Review.

The University of Michigan-Dearbornís College of Business is home to several nationally recognized programs where students gain valuable hands-on experience working alongside faculty members and business professionals in a variety of areas.


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