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Pitt Business Ranks in Top 50 Nationally in 2016 Businessweek Survey

Showing one of the highest climbs of any school, the University of Pittsburgh’s College of Business Administration is ranked No. 49 in the country, according to the Best Undergrad Business Schools 2016 ranking by Bloomberg Businessweek. Among public institutions, Pitt Business is ranked even higher, No. 21 in the country. Pitt Business Ranks in Top 50 Nationally in 2016 Businessweek Survey

Pitt Business was ranked No. 84 in the United States in Businessweek’s 2014 ranking.

The difference for Pitt Business this time around was the strength of its relationships with top recruiters.  Pitt Business ranked No. 9 overall in the employer survey portion of the Businessweek ranking. 

“I am absolutely delighted but not the least bit surprised to see Pitt Business recognized as one of the best business schools in the country,” says Audrey J. Murrell, Associate Dean of Pitt Business.  “Our school is committed to taking students on a journey from the classroom, to the city, to the world.  It is particularly gratifying to know that the feedback from recruiters is that our students are well prepared to make a positive impact from the moment that they join the company.“

In the Businessweek ranking, Pitt Business finished ahead of the University of Maryland Smith School of Business, University of Washington Foster School of Business, Purdue University Krannert School of Management, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management, University of Georgia Terry College of Business, and George Washington University School of Business, among others. 

The Businessweek ranking methodology is based on four main metrics.  The employer survey accounts for 40 percent of the total score, the student survey accounts for 35 percent, starting salary accounts for 15 percent, and internships held by students account for 10 percent.  

Pitt Business also scored high in the most recent ranking by U.S. News & World Report.  The school is ranked No. 39 in the United States and No. 24 among U.S. public institutions.

With an enrollment of more than 2,100 students, Pitt Business offers seven academic majors and four business certificate programs.  Students are able to complete study abroad programs across 75 different countries, including through the Global Business Institute, International Internship Program, and Plus3 program.  In addition, the Pitt Business Honors Program gives the most academically accomplished students the opportunity to complete an enhanced curriculum that includes an honors track and an experience-based learning capstone project.

“Pitt Business has become a source of distinction for the entire University of Pittsburgh.  Its focus on experience-based learning, a global education, ethics and leadership, and innovation and entrepreneurship give students a strong foundation for the future,” says Arjang A. Assad, Henry E. Haller Jr. Dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business and College of Business Administration.