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U.S. News & World Report released its 2020 Best Undergraduate Business Program rankings on Monday, and the Broad College remains at the top with a ranking of 12th among public universities and 22nd overall (among both public and private schools).

“We are very pleased that the Broad College of Business continues to be recognized as one of the top business programs in the United States,” said Cheri Speier-Pero, associate dean for undergraduate programs. “Our faculty and staff work very hard to ensure that our curricular and co-curricular experiences result in the development of young business professionals who can deliver exceptional skills and ultimately lead meaningful change in an ever-changing business environment.”

For the ninth consecutive year, the Broad College’s Supply Chain Management undergraduate program has earned the highest ranking possible among both public and private schools, defending its No. 1 spot.

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Cheri Speier-Pero addressing the incoming undergraduate class of 2023

“We are very proud of the continued recognition of our Supply Chain Management program,” Speier-Pero said. “For over 50 years, the Broad College of Business SCM program has fostered student understanding and application of integrated end-to-end supply chain management (e.g., across procurement, operations, and logistics). Our faculty, working closely with industry partners, continue to innovate our curriculum to ensure that our students are prepared to apply their cutting-edge and analytical SCM skills in a business environment that demands an understanding of the global environment and strategic application of technology.”

The annual rankings produced by U.S. News & World Report are based on decisions and surveys from deans and senior faculty at peer schools, which must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Other notable program rankings:

  • 9th for Production/Operations Management, ranked in the top 10 since 2015
  • 16th for Management, ranked in the top 25 since 2013
  • 22nd for Accounting, ranked in the top 25 since 2002
  • 26th for Marketing, up six spots from last year
  • 29th for International Business, holding steady in the top 30 since 2016

“The rankings reaffirm that our continuous improvement and more substantive curricular changes are continuing to meet the diverse needs of business,” Speier-Pero said.

The complete rankings are available on the U.S. News & World Report website (subscription required for full access).