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Ross BBA Program Tops in Management

8/22/2008 --

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The Ross School's BBA program is the best in America in teaching general management, according to U.S. News & World Report.

The magazine's newly released 2009 rankings of the best U.S. undergraduate business programs puts Ross at No. 1 in the management category. The school once again tied for third-best overall BBA program, the same as last year.

Besides general management, the school also ranked in the Top 10 in the following business specialties: marketing (No. 2), finance (No. 3), production/operations management (No. 4), international business (No. 4), accounting (No. 6), quantitative analysis (tied for No. 7) and management information systems (No. 10).

"It's exciting that our increased emphasis on the BBA program is reflected in our rankings," says BBA Program Director Scott Moore. "We are continuing to innovate with new programs for our freshmen, new career counseling opportunities for our sophomores, and an expanding list of classes for juniors and seniors that allow students to work with real companies on current real-world problems.

"I expect that our new building will provide many more opportunities---in a much more comfortable and attractive setting---for our students to engage with each other."

U.S. News surveyed deans and senior faculty at each undergraduate business program accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Business school deans and faculty (two at each business program) were surveyed in spring 2008. Participants were asked to rate the quality of all programs they are familiar with on a scale of 1 (marginal) to 5 (distinguished).

The undergraduate business school rankings are based solely on this peer survey. U.S. News also asked for nominations of the best programs in specialty areas. Those receiving the most mentions are ranked in the Top 10 in each area.

For more information, contact:
Bernie DeGroat, (734) 936-1015 or 647-1847, bernied@umich.edu