In the Poets & Quants inaugural ranking of undergraduate business programs, released today, Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business was ranked no. 38 overall and no. 19 among public universities.

For one of the measures used in the ranking, the percentage of students reporting job acceptances by 90 days after graduation, Broad ranked second overall and first among public programs.

In the alumni survey results, Broad ranked no. 9 overall and no. 5 among public programs on perhaps the most important question set before graduates: “Would you recommend the business program to a close friend?”

“We are proud to see our students graduate and find careers that suit their personal strengths and ambitions. Their success in making business happen and their recommendation of our program means more to us than any ranking,” said Kathy Petroni, associate dean for undergraduate programs at the Broad College.

The ranking equally weights measures of business schools’ admissions standards, student experiences, and employment outcomes as students graduate. The data came from extensive surveys of business schools and their Class of 2014 alumni.

“The 50 business schools singled out in our debut ranking are all extraordinary, each in the top seventh percentile of [AACSB] accredited schools,” Poets & Quants editor John Byrne noted.

Business schools were selected to participate in this inaugural ranking if they ranked among the top 50 in the most recent U.S. News & World Report or Bloomberg Businessweek rankings of undergraduate business programs.

For more information about the 2016 ranking’s methodology, visit