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Mendoza ranked No. 1 for ethics and sustainability in Bloomberg Businessweek specialty rankings

by Shannon Chapla
Publication: Notre Dame News

May 10, 2012

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The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame earned top five rankings in eight of 14 business specialty categories in the 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek annual ranking of the “Best Undergraduate Business Programs by Specialty,” released May 9.

The results included first-place rankings in ethics and sustainability, third-place rankings in macroeconomics, accounting and finance, a fourth-place spot in microeconomics, and fifth-place rankings in business law and information systems.

The specialty rankings are calculated using survey data collected as part of Bloomberg Businessweek’s annual ranking of the top undergraduate business programs. Mendoza received the overall No. 1 ranking in the 2012 survey for the third consecutive year.

Senior business students from the participating schools were asked to assign grades to their business programs in the 14 specialty areas: microeconomics, entrepreneurship, ethics, international business, sustainability, macroeconomics, operations management, accounting, quantitative methods, finance, marketing, corporate strategy, business law and information systems. Based on those grades, scores were calculated for each of the ranked schools in each area.

The full Bloomberg Businessweek story, including complete rankings in each specialty, is available here.

The Mendoza College had the most top five specialty rankings and tied with Cornell University’s Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management for the most top 10 specialty rankings.

The Mendoza College of Business currently enrolls 1,888 undergraduate students in four departments: accountancy, finance, management and marketing. After completing the University’s innovative First Year of Studies program, Notre Dame business majors enter the Mendoza College in their sophomore year.

The Mendoza College also offers graduate degree programs – including a master of business administration, executive master of business administration, master of science in accountancy, and master of nonprofit administration – as well as non-degree executive education and nonprofit professional development programs.