Among a talented field of top-flight business schools, the Eli Broad College of Business placed in the Top 15 nationally among its public school peers for overall standing and career outcomes in a recent ranking.

The Poets&Quants for Undergrads Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2018 rankings listed the Broad College 15th overall among American public universities and 12th among that peer group for career outcomes. Among all colleges — public and private — the Broad College finished 38th overall.

logo“This was the most competitive ranking that we have seen since the launch of the ranking three years ago … the competition in the higher tier was fierce, stressing the importance of undergraduate business programs across the board,” Nathan Allen, project manager for the ranking, said in a prepared statement.

The Broad College also finished in the Top 25 among public colleges domestically in the categories of student experience as rated by alumni (16th) and admissions standards (25th).

“It is great to see that the Broad College moved up in the rankings due to more satisfied alumnae and more desirable career placements,” said Kathy Petroni, associate dean for undergraduate programs and Deloitte/Michael Licata Professor of Accounting. “This is likely the result of our recent efforts to improve the student experience and the significant restructuring of our career management services.”

Poets&Quants for Undergrads, a prominent business education news site, compiled the 2018 rankings based on a representative survey of nearly 13,000 alumni and school-reported data. Students across 88 different schools were surveyed on aspects of admission standards, academic experience, and career outcomes — each weighted equally.

More on the rankings can be seen on the Poets&Quants for Undergrads Web page.