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MSU Leads Supply Chain Management Field, Among Top 15 Public Business Programs in Latest U.S. News Undergraduate Ranking

Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business ranked among the nation’s top public business schools and took the top spot in the supply chain management specialty in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking of undergraduate programs, released today.
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Broad topped the supply chain management/logistics specialty ranking for the sixth year in a row. In the past 15 years that this specialty ranking has been offered, the college has always ranked as #1 or #2.

The college ranked #13 among public business schools, continuing a trend of top-15 rankings among this group. Among all business schools, the Broad College ranked #23.

“We are pleased to see our Broad undergraduate programs recognized among the nation’s very best programs,” said Kathy Petroni, associate dean for undergraduate programs and Deloitte/Michael Licata Professor of Accounting. “We continue to refine our programs to enhance the Broad student experience.  Most notably, we have a growing residential business program that allows a diverse group of freshmen interested in business to be part of a living, learning, and leadership community. We also moved admission to Broad to the start of the sophomore year, allowing more of our students to be prepared to deliver value in internship settings earlier in their college careers.”

The college also garnered top 25 status in a number of other specialty rankings, including debuting at #13 in the quantitative analysis ranking, recognizing the college’s leadership in business analytics. Other business specialties that were ranked include:

  • #7 in Production / Operations Management
  • #14 in Management
  • #19 in Accounting
  • #21 in Marketing
  • #22 in Finance
  • #23 in International Business

The U.S. News annual undergraduate business ranking methodology is solely based on results from a survey of deans and senior faculty members at all Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)-accredited undergraduate business programs.

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