Newswise — Syracuse University’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management is among the top undergraduate business schools in the country, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of the Best Undergrad Business Schools, 2016. Whitman is #23 on the list, which focused on four main metrics, including an employer survey, student survey, starting salary and internship. The full methodology and rankings are online at http://www.bloomberg.com/features/2016-best-undergrad-business-schools/.
According to Bloomberg Businessweek, it surveyed nearly 30,000 students and recruiters at almost 600 companies to generate the list, which has a larger emphasis on outcomes.
“We are pleased with this recognition of our dedication to preparing students for successful business careers,” said Kenneth Kavajecz, dean of the Whitman School. “This top 25 ranking is a testament to our continued emphasis not only on a rigorous curriculum, which educates our students in the skills needed to be successful but also our commitment to experiential learning and development of skills outside the classroom.”
The Whitman School’s undergraduate program offers eight majors, as well as dual programs with Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, College of Law and its iSchool. Students begin business classes in their first year, taking 12 classes taught by accomplished research faculty and seasoned practitioners, by the end of their second year.
Students also gain important “soft skills,” such as leadership and communication through the Goodman IMPRESS program, which uses a gamification and four-“house” competitive model, allowing students to earn points while building skills for career success. The student-run firm, Consurtio, allows students the opportunity to run the internal operations of the company, as well as work on individual accounts for client businesses, and there are myriad other opportunities for students to experience what they’re learning in the classroom, including student clubs, the Orange Value Fund, Ballentine Investment Institute and entrepreneurial resources, including the Couri Hatchery business incubator.
Whitman’s Career Center offers students coaching and career preparation resources to allow them to reach their aspirations, including assistance finding internships and support for their job search activities and personal career development.
About the Martin J. Whitman School of ManagementThe Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University educates students to become successful entrepreneurial leaders in a rapidly changing global economy. The Whitman School offers B.S., MBA, M.S. and Ph.D. programs, all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The school’s faculty includes internationally known scholars and researchers, as well as successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. Whitman continues to be ranked among the nation’s top business schools by U.S. News & World Report and Bloomberg Businessweek. For more information about the Whitman School, visit http://whitman.syr.edu/ and follow it on social media at http://whitman.syr.edu/follow.