2021 Report Card: How Alums Grade Their B-School Experience

University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business graduates. Notre Dame consistently places towards the top of our alumni survey in the Best Undergraduate B-Schools ranking. Photo courtesy of Mendoza College of Business

How would you appraise the business program’s efforts to bring you into contact with practicing professionals, including your school’s alumni network, in the business community?

Now, perhaps more than ever, connections are crucial to landing a first job. Getting face-time with current practicing professionals — especially alumni — is incredibly important. Don’t believe it? Ask one of the schools on this year’s ranking if it’s created any new career treks recently for that reason. The country’s best business schools are always looking new and unique ways to connect current students with alums in desirable careers. This year, Notre Dame’s Mendoza College topped this section with a score of 9.54, which is a bit lower than last year’s top school, Bucknell which had a score of 9.63. Notre Dame’s Mendoza was followed by Southern Methodist’s Cox School (9.39) and Georgia Tech (9.33).

It’s the second time Notre Dame has led the category as the school earned a 9.58 to lead all schools in 2019. In 2018, Virginia McIntire led all schools with a 9.46. Overall, the score was 8.40 across all schools, which was down slightly from last year’s 8.46 and down even more from the 8.57 average in 2019.

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