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Broad Undergraduate Program Top 20 in U.S., Says Latest Businessweek Ranking

By Tina Ray

Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business was ranked No. 20—No. 8 among public schools—in the Bloomberg Businessweek Best Undergraduate Schools 2016 ranking, released today. This was up 22 spots from the college’s most recent ranking.

Bloomberg Businessweek cancelled its 2015 ranking to re-tool its ranking methodology. This year’s ranking focuses heavily on a survey of recruiters who hire recent graduates (40 percent) and a survey of students’ experiences (30 percent), adding to these the starting salaries for recent graduates (15 percent) and the percentage of graduates who completed at least one internship during their college years (10 percent).

For the fifth ranking in a row, Broad was among the top 15 schools for their recruiter rank, coming in at No. 15 overall and No. 6 among public institutions. Meanwhile, student rankings rose 18 places to No. 29, placing the college at No. 11 among publics.

“It’s rewarding to see our students expressing increasing satisfaction with their undergraduate experience,” said John Wagner, associate dean of undergraduate programs. “We’re also pleased to be recognized for the success of our graduates and to see Spartans making business happen once they leave campus.”

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