The University of Evansville’s Schroeder School of Business ranked No 52 in this year’s 2023 rankings – rising 13 places from the Class of 2022’s No. 65 rank. Schroeder had an acceptance rate of 72.04% for the Class of 2023 – much more lenient than the Class of 2022’s 59.15% rate, and an average SAT score of 1140 – down slightly from last year’s average of 1169.
As for career outcomes, the B-school maintained their 100% internship placement rate for the Class of 2023. A solid 95.39% of the Class of 2023 reported securing full-time employment within three months of graduation, up from the Class of 2020’s rate of 90.48%. Schroeder’s best methodological categories were Career Outcomes and Admissions, where they scored 40 on both.
ENGAGING COURSE MATERIAL
The Schroeder School of Business offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and a Bachelor of Science with a major in Economics. The BSBA includes Global Business, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Logistics and Supply Chain Management.
Schroeder courses include real-world projects, as well as outside guest speakers from the business community to actively engage students in their learning. For many alumni, the projects at Schroeder provided an active learning experience in solving a real problem and understanding how business functions in the real world.
“Senior projects like presenting work in front of the owner of a company or an actual client made me feel like the work I was doing was more than an assignment – it was actually affecting someone’s business,” one 2018 alum told us. “It gave me an extra push to do well.”
“I worked with a group of six business school students in an experiential learning opportunity with 5th 3rd Bank,” said another. “We participated in a consulting project in an effort to identify potential loan opportunities. This course was led by a tremendous professor who had abundant career experience in consulting with Fortune 500 businesses.”
IMPACTFUL EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAMS
The Schroeder School has a variety of unique programs that provide opportunities for students to engage in impactful experiential learning.
“I was involved in the LEAD Forward program, which helped me increase and develop my leadership style and characteristics,” a 2018 alum told us. “The program gave unique experiences with a retreat focused on leadership development and opportunities to have access to high ranking individuals such as C-Suite executives.”
Upon graduation, LEAD Forward fellows have experienced a job placement rate of 100% and a starting salary of 12% higher than their peers.
“The experiential learning through the LEAD Forward Fellowship program was exceptional,” another 2018 alum reported. “The unique experience taught me a lot and put me in a position to exceed my employer’s expectations after graduation.”
Another experiential learning program is the CFA Institute Research Challenge – an annual global competition with mentoring and intensive training in financial analysis and professional ethics. The competition is structured around local, regional, and global rounds as students are tested on analytic, valuation, and presentation skills.
“I had the opportunity to take part in the CFA competition where I was able to analyze and provide financial recommendations on a company as part of a regional competition,” one 2018 alum said. “[I gained] further opportunities to network with other students and industry professionals as part of this event.”
FLEXIBLE STUDY ABROAD OPTIONS
The Schroeder School leverages Harlaxton to create extensive opportunities for students to study abroad through a two-week business program, five-week summer session, full semester, or combination of these options.
“I was able to study abroad two times due to the flexibility allowed by my degree program,” one 2018 alum told us. “These experiences helped me grasp various concepts of international business that I do not believe could be easily taught.”
At Schroeder, learning business isn’t so one-dimensional. Whether it’s through real-world projects, experiential learning programs, or study abroad opportunities, students are getting an integrated education in becoming well-rounded business professionals.
“I traveled to the U.K. with a group of my business school peers to study the effects of global trade and the impacts of the UK exiting the European Union. We visited large companies, manufacturing facilities, sports complexes, and listened to several lectures.”
“Business school provided multiple extracurricular programs that covered different areas of business and finance that allowed students to gain a better understanding of careers in the fields of business and finances.”
“The class engaging activities, simulations, real-life examples, and the social activities at the business school made my experience unique.”
WHERE THE CLASS OF 2020 WENT TO WORK:
- BKD – 4
- SS&C – 3
- EY – 3
- RECKITT BENCKISER -2