WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Bloomberg Businessweek ranked Wake Forest University's Undergraduate Business program #1 in the nation for academic quality and among the top 20 programs overall for the fifth consecutive year. "The Best Undergraduate Business Schools" ranking report was released on March 20.
Overall, Wake Forest's undergraduate business program ranked #18 in the nation, improving one position over rankings from the previous two years.
“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 fifth consecutive year, and applaud our hard-working students and dedicated faculty and staff for this achievement."
Wake Forest ranked #8 in the nation for the percent of students with internships, and improved significantly in recruiter assessment rankings, which demonstrates a strong commitment to helping students gain meaningful work experience and find rewarding careers.
“Our focused strategy on employer outreach has really paid dividends for our students who benefit from the opportunities available to them with internships and full-time positions after graduation,” said Mercy Eyadiel, executive director of employer relations at Wake Forest University School of Business. “We’re seeing a big increase in on-campus recruiting activity as well as job postings as we improve our ability to attract the very best companies and organizations.”
One of the students who responded to the Bloomberg Businessweek survey commented, “I am certain that there is no other business program in the country that combines the type of analytical and intuitive learning that Wake Forest provides. As graduates of the business program, we are better prepared than any other school's students.”
Another graduate wrote, “The small class sizes help give each student individual attention. The professors are extremely dedicated in the knowledge advancement of their students and construct their courses in order to prepare them for the real world to the best of their abilities.”
To calculate its ranking, Bloomberg BusinessWeek compiles surveys of more than 27,000 senior business majors and 519 corporate recruiters. The full methodology, interactive tables, in-depth profiles and complete 2013 ranking of the best undergraduate business schools, is available online at: www.businessweek.com/bschools/undergraduate/.