Report Card: How Alums Grade Their B-School Experience

A professor with students at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business

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

For a lot of prospective students, this is one of the most important questions. After all, classroom instruction is kinda what you’re paying for when it comes to tuition. So which school’s faculty got the best marks this year? That would be the faculty at Boston College’s Carroll School, which earned a 9.46. Wake Forest University’s School of Business followed with 9.45. And Notre Dame’s Mendoza and Bucknell each had 9.44. Overall, 2017 graduates gave faculty members an average of 8.74.

Those numbers are all significantly lower than last year when six different schools earned marks higher than 9.46. Last year, The College of William & Mary led the way with 9.72, which was higher than Virginia McIntire’s top score of 9.55 the year before. Not surprisingly, the overall average is lower than it’s been the past few years as graduates gave faculty an overall score of 8.82 last year and 8.76 the year before.

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