College of Business has top programs in the state, nation

January 16, 2020

U.S. News & World Report, Poets&Quants and The Princeton Review have all recognized COB in their lists and rankings.

Several ranking and news organizations have listed UM-Dearborn’s College of Business among the best in the country. 

“For more than a decade we have delivered innovative curricula and experiential opportunities to prepare students for the ever-changing marketplace,” says COB Dean Raju Balakrishnan. “These not only serve as a testament to the quality of our students, faculty and staff, but also to our mission of being a leading educational institution in Michigan.”

Lists from U.S. News & World Report, Poets&Quants and The Princeton Review have all recognized business programs on campus. The U.S. News and World Report online rankings — which list COB’s online MBA second in the state — were announced this week.

U.S. News & World Report, Online MBA

University of Michigan-Dearborn’s College of Business has one of the country’s top online MBA programs, according to recent rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The publication ranks COB’s online MBA program second in the state.

More than 200 students are currently enrolled in UM-Dearborn’s online MBA program, which is fully accredited by AACSB International and offers concentrations in finance and international business. Only 5-percent of business schools worldwide have earned AACSB accreditation.

U.S. News & World Report surveyed 335 online MBA programs this year and based its online graduate programs rankings on statistical data provided by the participating institutions and peer assessment. COB’s online MBA program was recognized in categories focused on student satisfaction and instructor responsiveness with admissions selectivity as its highest score. Also of note: COB’s program was ranked as a “Best Online Program for Veterans.”

“We take great pride in providing our students with highly-qualified faculty, and we enhance the student experience by surrounding them with other highly-motivated students,” Balakrishnan says. “We are also very proud to note that our program ranked among the country's best programs for veterans.”

Poets&Quants, Online MBA and Undergraduate Programs

UM-Dearborn’s College of Business among the best in the nation, according to Poets&Quants, a leading online publication for business education news. P&Q took over the ranking process from Bloomberg Businessweek three years ago and is now the primary ranking source for business programs.

In the comprehensive assessment of online MBA programs for 2020, the publication ranked COB 19th in the U.S., two places higher than last year’s ranking, within a group of schools that included Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Southern California.

The undergraduate business program at UM-Dearborn has been ranked by P&Q among the highest tier of AACSB-accredited undergraduate business programs in the U.S. too. The program ranked 69th in the country, 16 places higher than last year in the list headed by Wharton and Ross.

The Princeton Review, Best Business School

The College of Business was named an outstanding business school, by The Princeton Review for the 11th consecutive year. 

The Princeton Review’s business school profiles have sections on academics, student life, admissions information and graduates' employment data. The profiles also have five categories of ratings that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data it collected during the 2018-19 academic year and/or its on-campus MBA student survey. Rating categories are: Academic Experience, Admissions Selectivity, Career, Professors — Interesting, and Professors — Accessible.

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