In case you didn’t realize, the current generation of business students are more diverse — in terms of thoughts, passions, interests, hobbies, and backgrounds — than ever before. Don’t believe it? Check out our most recent list of the Best & Brightest Business Majors in the country. Each year, schools nominate students they consider to be the biggest change makers at their schools. And each year, we whittle down that list and publish the Best & Brightest Business Majors for the current graduating class.
Within the massive project, which includes extensive surveys of the nominated students, we learn a lot about each student as well as a macro-understanding of what makes the current population of business students tick. This year, if it could be summarized into one word, it would be impact. Current business students are looking for ways to use their creativity and intelligence to make an impact in the world and society. Take a look at the link above to learn more about this year’s 100 Best & Brightest Business Majors.
Looking to major in finance? Each year as part of its larger rankings project, U.S. News asks deans and senior faculty to also rate specific programs at universities. One of those categories is finance. This year, the winner of the finance category was, not surprisingly, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Wharton was followed by MIT’s Sloan School of Management and New York University’s Stern School.
Like other lists mentioned above, elite private schools did not dominate the ranking. The next six spots were all taken by public universities, including the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the University of Texas-Austin McCombs School of Business in fourth and fifth. Public schools made up more than half of this year’s top 15 schools for finance. The full list can be seen at the link above.
It didn’t take long for our third annual ranking to become one of our most read articles of 2018. Published on December 12, the newest list of the best places to major in business became the third-most viewed article of 2018 despite only being published for 19 days this year. The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania repeated as the top school. The University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce hopped Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School to place second. The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business surged nine spots to finish fourth this year. In fifth place was the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
The third version of our ranking included 88 schools — the most ever — and was the most competitive ranking we’ve published. While many schools saw minimal changes, a few saw big leaps and falls. One school — Boston College’s Carroll School of Management — debuted in the top ten. Checkout the link above for the entire ranking and reported article.
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