The Mendoza College of Business at
the University of Notre Dame took the No. 1 spot for the fifth year in a row in
the just-released Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2014 Ranking of Best Undergraduate Business
A total of 132 U.S. undergraduate business programs are
included in the 2014 Bloomberg Businessweek ranking, which was released
today on Businessweek.com.
“We certainly welcome the ranking as
excellent news, not the least because it represents the hard work and
dedication of so many,” said Roger D. Huang, Martin J. Gillen Dean of
the Mendoza College. “From the faculty and staff, down to the students, parents
and alumni, there is an incredible spirit of enthusiasm and support for the
kind of educational experience we provide. I especially want to thank the
Mendoza College Undergraduate Advising Office, the Notre Dame Career Center and
the Undergraduate Admissions Office.”
Mendoza’s Undergraduate Studies ranked first in student satisfaction, second in academic
quality, fourth in employer satisfaction. The College also earned scores of “A+”
for teaching quality, facilities and services, and job placement.
The article accompanying the story, titled “Fierce
student loyalty helps Notre Dame's Mendoza defend its number one spot for a
fifth straight year,” said that Mendoza College held onto the top spot by
ranking in the top five for academic quality and employer sentiment, and
scoring the highest on the student assessment, with students raving about the
Catholic university’s attention to business ethics and social purpose.
A student comment posted with the ranking said, “The
program has a great focus on ethics. Also, the professors are not only
available but also very active in the lives of the students. Professors,
particularly those with previous industry experience, work hard to help
students gain employment.”
Another commented, “Mendoza is a community. We are
all striving to get the best job possible in which we can rise quickly and
impact the firm as to have a greater impact on business, but we are not cut
throat. Constant interaction with teams for group projects teaches the value of
working together to accomplish a challenging task. Our job placement is
excellent and the alumni base plentiful.”
University of Virginia’s McIntire
School of Commerce ranked second and Cornell’s Dyson School of Applied
Economics and Management ranked third.
Bloomberg Businessweek’s undergraduate business school rankings are based on five components:
student assessment, academic quality metrics, employer opinion, median starting
salary, and a "feeder school" score.
For a complete list,
The Mendoza College of Business currently enrolls 1,950 undergraduate
students in five majors: accountancy, finance, marketing, management
consulting, management entrepreneurship and IT management. 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, Master of Science in Business and Master of
Nonprofit Administration – as well as non-degree executive education and
nonprofit professional development programs.
For more information, contact Carol Elliott, director of newswriting, Mendoza
College of Business, (574) 631-2627 or Elliott.firstname.lastname@example.org.