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McIntire Remains No. 2 Among Nation’s Top Business Programs in Bloomberg Businessweek Rankings

The McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia was again ranked second among the nation’s best undergraduate business programs, according to the annual Bloomberg Businessweek rankings, and it remains the only program to be ranked either first or second in the eight years that Businessweek has ranked undergraduate programs.

The rankings were announced Wednesday in a live Web chat with Businessweek editors.

Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business was ranked first. Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management was ranked third.

McIntire earned A-plus grades for teaching quality, facilities and services, and job placement and also remains the top-rated program among public institutions.

“Over the past eight years, the school’s consistent top-tier ranking in a highly competitive environment is a tribute to the entire McIntire community,” McIntire Dean Carl P. Zeithaml said. “Our success is a direct result of our terrific students, faculty and staff, as well as the extraordinary support provided by our alumni, parents and corporate sponsors. Their investment in the McIntire School enables our world-class faculty to remain in the forefront of innovation in both teaching and research.

“Our emphasis on strategic and functional integration, action-oriented learning through corporate projects, teamwork, communication and cutting-edge specialty tracks enables the school to attract superlative students and to produce high-impact graduates. Our 2012 graduates secured excellent jobs, and our class of 2014 is statistically the strongest ever.”

Other Virginia schools ranked in the top 50 were the University of Richmond (17), The College of William & Mary (27) and James Madison University (29). Complete rankings can be found on the Bloomberg Businessweek Website.

Bloomberg Businessweek’s Top 10 Undergraduate Business Schools

  1. Notre Dame (Mendoza)
  2. Virginia (McIntire)
  3. Cornell (Dyson)
  4. Washington University (Olin)
  5. Pennsylvania (Wharton)
  6. Boston College (Carroll)
  7. Emory (Goizueta)
  8. Michigan (Ross)
  9. Texas (McCombs)
  10. North Carolina (Kenan-Flagler)

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