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Ross School Undergraduate Majors Rank High in WSJ Recruiter Rankings

9/16/2010 --

The Ross School's BBA program has now taken the top spot for teaching both general business and finance in a new Wall Street Journal recruiters survey released this week.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Hot off the heels of its third straight U.S. News and World Report No. 1 ranking in teaching general management last month, the Ross School's BBA program has now taken the top spot for teaching both general business and finance in a new Wall Street Journal recruiters survey released this week.

The Wall Street Journal asked nearly 500 public and private large companies in 27 industries, as well as nonprofits and government agencies, which universities — and not specifically business schools — were best at providing new talent.

"We asked them about their recruiting habits," said Jennifer Merritt, careers editor at the Wall Street Journal. "Where they're going to recruit, what majors they're recruiting in, which schools they recruit at and which are best overall.

"We gave them some guidance on what's best overall — the most academically prepared, the most able to succeed in their companies, the most able to grow in their companies — and when it came to ranking them, they chose the state schools."

U-M ranked sixth, overall, among the Journal's Top 25 schools, behind Penn State, Texas A&M, Illinois, Purdue, and Arizona State.

In individual majors, however, U-M came in No. 1 in both finance and business---both offered, of course, by the Ross School. Other Ross concentrations, accounting and marketing, were ranked sixth and seventh, respectively. Other highly ranked majors at U-M included computer science (third) and engineering (sixth).

For complete rankings, click here.



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