Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks Wake Forest University School of Business Undergraduate Program #1 in Academic Quality and 11th in the Nation Overall

4.4.2014 General, News Release, Rankings, School News

For Immediate Release April 4, 2014

Contact:  Stephanie Skordas, skordas@wfu.edu or 336.758.4098

Bloomberg Businessweek Ranks Wake Forest University School of Business Undergraduate Program #1 in Academic Quality and 11th in the Nation Overall

#1 in Academic Quality for Sixth Consecutive Year

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Wake Forest University’s undergraduate business program first in the nation for academic quality for the sixth consecutive year and 11th overall. “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools” ranking report was released on April 4th.

The Wake Forest School of Business improved significantly in student satisfaction and recruiter sentiment to drive the ranking up 7 spots from 18th overall in 2013.

“The combination of a rigorous education and hands-on internship experience prepares students to succeed in their new careers,” said Dean of Business Steve Reinemund. “We are very proud to achieve the top academic quality rank for the sixth consecutive year, and applaud our hard-working students and dedicated faculty and staff for this achievement.”

“Our student satisfaction results demonstrate how much they value their experience at Wake Forest,” said Pat Dickson, associate dean of undergraduate programs and associate professor. “The students we attract, the faculty members who challenge them, and the staff members who support them through our rigorous curriculum all play crucial roles in strengthening and sustaining the transformative experience we offer.”

“Wake Forest’s business program is unique in that it offers small class sizes and very personal attention from teachers and faculty yet has a very strong national reputation which attracts some of the largest and most successful companies to recruit at our school”, wrote one of the students who responded to the Bloomberg Businessweek survey.

Recruiter satisfaction helped Wake Forest achieve its high national ranking.  “We have seen significant increases in on-campus recruiting and job postings and are attracting the very best companies who value the kind of performance-ready professionals Wake Forest produces. While many organizations return year after year, we are also seeing new companies visiting to offer great internships and full-time opportunities,” said Mercy Eyadiel, executive director of employer relations at Wake Forest University.

To calculate the ranking, Bloomberg Businessweek compiles surveys of more than 28,000 senior business majors and 322 corporate recruiters.  The full methodology, interactive tables, in-depth profiles and complete 2014 ranking of the best undergraduate business schools, is available online at:www.businessweek.com/bschools/undergraduate/.