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How would you judge the opportunities offered to you in business program extracurricular activities to nurture and improve your skills in business?

520241473 Everyone knows that your college years shouldn’t only be spent in the classroom and the library. An important part of the undergraduate experience is social. It’s understanding how to collaborate with others, how to lead and how to get things done. In a business school, that’s especially important. So the extracurricular activities, to play significant roles in student clubs and organizations; to participate in case study and business plan competitions; and to stretch one’s social muscles are every bit as important as what goes on in a classroom.

That’s why we asked this question: How would you judge the opportunities offered to you in business program extracurricular activities to nurture and improve your skills in business?
The top five scoring schools on this question are, in order, Washington University’s Olin School of Business, University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business, the University of Texas-Austin McCombs School of Business, and Texas Christian University’s Neeley School of Business. On our ten-point scale, undergraduate programs scored between 9.31 and 8.32, with an average score of 8.8.

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1. Washington University (Olin School of Business)A+
2. University of Notre Dame (Mendoza School of Business)A+
3. Indiana University (Kelley School of Business)A+
4. University of Texas-Austin (McCombs School of Business)A+
5. Texas Christian University (Neeley School of Business)A+
6. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign (College of Business)A
7. Georgetown University (McDonough School of Business)A
8. Emory University (Goizueta School of Business)A
9. Southern Methodist University (Cox School of Business)A
10. Lehigh University (College of Business & Economics)A
11. University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Isenberg School of Management)A-
12. University of Wisconsin (School of Business)A-
13. Michigan State University (Broad College of Business)A-
14. Brigham Young University (Marriott School of Management)A-
15. University of Richmond (Robins School of Business)A-
16. University of Minnesota (Carlson School of Management)A-
17. Elon University (Martha & Spencer Love School of Business)B+
18. Fordham University (Gabelli School of Business)B+
19. University of Pittsburgh (College of Business Administration)B+
20. Northeastern University (D’Amore-McKim School of Business)B+
21. James Madison University (College of Business)B
22. Wake Forest University (School of Business)B
23. Purdue University (Krannert School of Management)B
24. The College of New Jersey (College of Business)B
25. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper School of Business)B
26. Boston University (Questrom School of Business)B
27. Texas A&M University (Mays School of Business)B
28. Arizona State University (W. P. Carey School of Business)B

Source: Poets&Quants 2016 undergraduate alumni survey

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.