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Pitt Business Named #25 U.S. Public in U.S. News 2017 Rankings

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Pitt Business students learning in the classroomThe University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration was ranked No. 25 among U.S. public undergraduate business programs in the 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Business Programs rankings released today. This is the second straight year the school finished in this spot.

Among all U.S. business schools, Pitt Business moved up one spot, to No. 38 in the nation.

The U.S. News ranking is based on a peer assessment by deans and senior faculty of undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Two years of data are used to calculate the peer assessment score.

“I am delighted to see Pitt Business once again honored as one of the nation’s top undergraduate business schools. Our mission is to take students from the classroom, to the city, to the world, and our 2017 ranking in U.S. News & World Report affirms the power of this educational approach,” says Audrey J. Murrell, Associate Dean of Pitt Business.

Pitt Business finished ahead of a number of leading universities in the U.S. News ranking, including Baylor, Clemson, George Mason, Miami, Oregon, Pepperdine, South Carolina, Southern Methodist, Temple, Virginia Tech, and William and Mary.

During the past several years, Pitt Business has enhanced the student experience by introducing several new academic certificates, career development programs, and alumni engagement initiatives.

Noteworthy programs launching this fall include:

  • The Certificate Program in Business Analytics, a 15-credit program that gives students a foundation in the theory, processes, and skills related to business analytics in the organizational setting.

  • The Professional Academies Program in Real Estate Finance or Professional Sales. The academies are taught by industry professionals and teach students functional skills to augment their majors. The registration deadline is September 30, 2016.

  • The Industry Professional Networks (IPN) Program. Facilitated by the school's Executives in Residence, it provides students with opportunities in one of four industries: Analytics, Consulting, Healthcare, and Investments. The registration deadline is September 30, 2016.

  • The Alumni-Student Mentoring Initiative. It lets students search for alumni mentors through an online database and then make connections for career-related advice and mentorship.

In addition to its ranking in U.S. News, Pitt Business is ranked as a Top 25 U.S. public business program in the most recent rankings by Bloomberg Businessweek and Poets & Quants. Additionally, Pitt Business is ranked No. 4 among public programs by corporate recruiters in a Businessweek ranking that assessed how prepared graduates are to make an immediate impact on the job.