Report Card: How Alumni Grade Undergrad Biz Programs

Professor Gordon teaching the Fund class. Courtesy photo.

How would you rate the quality of teaching in business courses?

Obviously college students spend a lot of time in classrooms and the quality of the professors are important not only for classroom learning, but for transferring those skills into the real world for internships and then early career positions. So the quality of professors’ teaching ability is another essential piece to undergraduate education. This year, alumni from William & Mary’s Mason School ranked the quality of teaching higher than alums at all other participating schools with a score of 9.72. William & Mary’s score was significantly higher than last year’s top score of 9.55 from alumni at Virginia’s McIntire School. Across all schools, the average was 8.82, higher than last year’s average of 8.76.

Some 31 schools had a score of 9.0 or higher and only three schools scored less than 8.0, meaning business schools are doing a good job of hiring talented faculty that seem to bond well with the current generation of business students. No school had a lower score in this category than 7.4.

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