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Carroll School moves up
In its annual list of “Best Undergraduate Business Schools,” Bloomberg Businessweek assigned the Carroll School of Management (CSOM) sixth place—up three positions from last year and the school’s highest ranking yet. Businessweek, which has produced the list since 2006 (when CSOM placed 23rd), calculates standing based on five criteria: “academic quality,” an “MBA feeder school” score, starting salaries for graduates, a student survey (50 questions that elicit undergraduates’ opinions on the quality of teaching, career services, the alumni network, and other factors), and employer surveys. With students’ average SAT scores at 1355 and a 22.5:1 student-to-faculty ratio, CSOM ties four other programs—including New York University’s Stern School of Business—for the ninth spot in academic quality.
CSOM graduates earn an average of $59,000 (also ninth place), and the their top employers are PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and KPMG—known in the accounting industry as the “big four.” CSOM is also reported by Businessweek to have the eighth highest internship placement rate (93 percent of all students) and the 10th ranked finance concentration.
The program earned its sixth-place ranking by being well-rounded. Few schools place in the Top 10 in as many categories. In the overall standings, CSOM comes out one place below the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and one above Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
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