BusinessWeek: Georgia Tech Among Top 50 Undergraduate Business Programs

Georgia Tech rose to 50th, a one-point jump over 2009, and is 19th among public universities.

Georgia Tech College of Management is ranked one of the nation’s Top 50 undergraduate programs in business, according to the latest rankings of Bloomberg BusinessWeek.

Georgia Tech rose to 50th, a one-point jump over 2009, and is 19th among public universities. Of the 400 accredited business schools in the nation, 139 were eligible for ranking in 2010. The rankings are based on surveys of recruiters and student satisfaction as well as job placement statistics and measures of academic quality.

In the Recruiter category, Georgia Tech rose from 45th to 21st. “We consistently hear from recruiters that they are impressed with how exceptionally well our graduates perform within their organizations, so it is nice to see this recognized in the ranking,” says Nancy Gimbel, director of the College of Management’s Undergraduate Program.

 Students surveyed awarded the College an “A+” grade in Job Placement and a “A” for Teaching Quality.

 “Although I am happy to see continuous improvement in the BusinessWeek rankings, I know that no ranking is truly representative of the many exceptional facets of our undergraduate program,” Gimbel says. “In recent years, we have greatly enhanced advising services and dramatically expanded career services and freshman recruiting. We’re consistently seeking ways to improve our program, streamline operations, and provide an exceptional undergraduate experience for our students.”

College of Management Dean Steve Salbu adds: "I am extremely proud of the excellent quality of the business school's undergraduate program. We're gratified that the rankings are increasingly reflecting all we have to offer students."

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.