FSU College of Business rises in BusinessWeek rankings

The undergraduate program at Florida State University’s College of Business took the No. 30 spot among public institutions, moving up 12 places on BusinessWeek magazine’s just-released rankings of "The Top Undergraduate Business Programs."

The college also secured the No. 13 spot among public business schools based on a 50-question student survey that covered everything from the quality of teaching to recreational facilities. Specific rankings of their satisfaction with the college’s teaching quality, facilities and services and job placement are listed on BusinessWeek‘s rankings table.

"We are very pleased that we continue to rise in the rankings and receive national recognition for the quality of our programs and of our faculty," said Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, dean of the college. "I am especially pleased with our ranking by students. This shows that, despite being one of the 10 largest schools in the nation, we’re able to give students individual attention inside and outside the classroom."

The College of Business’ Professional Golf Management Program also was one of four niche programs featured in BusinessWeek. While the big-name schools are competing for qualified students, other schools are trying to build national reputations with programs tailored for certain locations and industries.

Although more than 20 universities offer a professional golf management degree, FSU is the only one with a curriculum that includes all of the core courses in business and the hospitality program. Students, 40 percent of them from out of state, learn about course and tournament operations, turf management, club design, catering and restaurant management. The program has 16 months of internships built into the curriculum and boasts a 100-percent job placement record.

For more on the BusinessWeek rankings, visit the magazine’s Web site.

Founded in 1950, the FSU College of Business is one of the nation’s youngest business schools, yet it has become one of the 10 largest in the United States. It is the second largest academic unit on FSU’s campus with an enrollment of 6,356 students and boasts a distinguished full-time faculty of 114, including one Francis Eppes Professor, five eminent scholar chairs, three university-named professorships and 24 endowed professorships. For more information, visit www.cob.fsu.edu.