Florida State University’s College of Business is No. 36 among public universities in the United States, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2014. The magazine ranks the college No. 85 among all universities in the U.S.
Bloomberg Businessweek’s undergraduate business school rankings are based on five components: student assessment, academic quality metrics, employer opinion, median starting salary and a “feeder school” score. A total of 132 U.S. undergraduate business programs are included in the current ranking, which was released late last week on Businessweek.com. To view the story and list of schools, click here.
“This new national ranking is a reflection of the hard work and determination of our faculty to provide the best possible education for our students,” said Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, dean of the College of Business. “All of us, including students and staff, strive to continually improve our performance, and we believe our commitment to this goal will be reflected in even stronger rankings in future years.”
Francesca Levy, business education editor for Bloomberg Businessweek said their undergraduate business school ranking is designed to reflect the changing landscape of undergraduate programs.
“It gives prospective students a critical overview of the schools currently offering the best academic experience and the best post-collegiate opportunities — in other words, the best return on these students’ investment of time and money,” Levy said.
Florida State University continues to move up in national rankings with U.S. News & World Report ranking FSU 40th among all public “national” universities in its 2014 edition of “America’s Best Colleges.” Florida State has moved from No. 46 to No. 40 — a six-point jump — in just the past two years. Florida State’s ranking has increased every year since 2010. Last year, the university was ranked No. 42 nationally among public universities.
In April 2013, Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation that designated FSU and the University of Florida as pre-eminent universities in the state. This designation means increased recurring state funding over five years for each of the two universities, helping to advance in national rankings.
The College of Business plays an important role in the university’s effort to advance to the top 25 national ranking, opening its doors to students in any major who want courses in entrepreneurship and basic business principles. This means students across campus will be more career-ready and more employable because they have the basic business background. In addition the college has created partnerships between College of Business students who want to take ideas to the marketplace and graduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields who are generating innovations.