The College of New Jersey’s School of Business jumped 28 places to #35 in Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2016 ranking of the top 100 undergraduate business programs in the nation. TCNJ has the number one undergraduate B-school in New Jersey, according to the publication’s survey of Best Undergraduate Business Schools.
The ranking is based on a number of metrics, including student satisfaction, employer satisfaction, starting salaries, and the number of students completing internships. Employers ranked TCNJ in the Top 20 for how well prepared its students are for jobs at their companies. This metric is based on a survey of approximately 600 recruiters at companies who hire recent B-school graduates.
“Our 2016 Bloomberg ranking of #35 is consistent with the overall reputation and quality of undergraduate education at TCNJ,” says William Keep, dean of TCNJ’s School of Business. “Support from staff, all corners of campus, and alumni help us deliver quality, affordable undergraduate business education.”
Behind TCNJ is Seton Hall University at #65, Rutgers University—Newark at #97, and Rowan University at #112. View the full rankings list here.
Introduced in 2006, the Businessweek undergraduate rankings are determined by nine measures, including surveys of 85,000 senior business majors and nearly 600 corporate recruiters, median starting salaries for graduates, and the number of graduates each program sends to top MBA programs. They also calculate an academic quality rating for each program by combining SAT scores, student-faculty ratios, class size, the percentage of students with internships, and the number of hours students devote to class work.
TCNJ’s School of Business received its initial accreditation from AACSB International in 1997 and was fully reaccredited in December 2008. Only five percent of business schools worldwide have earned this coveted distinction with only 50 of those institutions catering exclusively to undergraduate business education such as TCNJ. AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.
—Emily W. Dodd ’03