Poets&Quants’ Best Undergraduate Business Programs Of 2016



In this inaugural ranking, undergraduate business programs were equally ranked on three criteria: admissions standards, the academic experience as judged by alumni, and employment outcomes. Washington University’s Olin Business School came in first overall, followed by Notre Dame University’s Mendoza School. Below are the overall and category ranks for the top programs. “Input” refers admissions standards rank, “alumni” is the rank assigned to the academic and student experience, and “employment” refers to the rank of the school based on employment outcomes.

RankSchoolTotalAdmissionsAcademic ExperienceEmployment
1Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School13311
2University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business25113
3University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School32151
4Georgetown University McDonough School of Business4674
5University of California-Berkeley Haas School of Business51157
6Cornell University Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management64156
7Indiana University Kelley School of Business719215
8University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce810155
9New York University Stern School of Business911152
10University of Michigan Ross School of Business1081510
11University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business1115425
12University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management1222518
13University of Southern California Marshall School of Business1371517
14Wake Forest University School of Business14141312
15Emory University Goizueta Business School1518149
16University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School16121516
17Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business1716924
18Babson College18172422
19Northeastern University D’Amore McKim School of Business1920328
20Brigham Young University Marriott School of Business2029827
21Texas Christian Neeley School of Business2141614
22Lehigh University College of Business and Economics22242340
23Gies College Of Business23233121
24Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business249493
25Rutgers Business School – New Brunswick25371119
26Boston University Questrom School of Business26133623
27University of Richmond Robins School of Business27302620
28The Pennsylvania State University Smeal College of Business28351236
29University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business29213828
30University of Maryland Smith School of Business30262937
31Fordham University Gabelli School of Business31382730
32University of Tennessee-Knoxville Haslam College of Business32281048
33University of Washington Foster School of Business33254035
34University of Massachusetts-Amherst Isenberg School of Management34343533
35University of Georgia Terry College of Business35334026
36The College of New Jersey School of Business36393834
37Texas A&M University Mays Business School37273746
38Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business38423329
39Elon University Love School of Business38443032
40University of Pittsburgh College of Business Administration40323943
41Ohio State University Fisher College of Business41314044
42University of Connecticut School of Business42362847
43James Madison University College of Business43472545
44University of Denver Daniels College of Business44454041
45Drexel University LeBow College of Business45464039
46University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business46494934
47Purdue University Krannert School of Management47404842
48University of Arizona Eller College of Management48504031
49Rutgers Business School – Newark49484049
50Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business50435050