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Bentley University Among the Top 20 “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” in the Country in 2014 Bloomberg BusinessWeek Rankings
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Bloomberg Business has released its 2014 “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” rankings and Bentley University stands at #20 overall.
Bloomberg Businessweek also assigns grades in key areas based on student surveys. Bentley received:
• A in teaching quality
• A in facilities and services
• A+ in job placement
Bloomberg BusinessWeek uses nine measures of student satisfaction, an academic quality rating, employer surveys and post-graduation outcomes to rank the 132 eligible undergraduate business programs.
The business magazine calculates its academic quality rating for each program by combining average SAT scores, student-faculty ratios, class size, the percentage of students with business-related internships, and the number of hours students devote to class work.
This year more than 91,000 graduating seniors at participating schools were asked to complete a survey covering a range of areas from quality of teaching to recreational facilities. Overall, 28,842 students completed the survey; a response rate of 31.5 percent.
Bloomberg BusinessWeek combined the results of the 2014 student survey with the results of previous student surveys from 2012 and 2013. The 2014 survey supplies 50 percent of the score; the two previous surveys supply 25 percent each.
In addition to surveying students, Bloomberg BusinessWeek polled 922 corporate recruiters for companies that hire thousands of business majors each year. They were asked which programs turn out the best graduates. This year 301 recruiters replied; a response rate of about 32 percent.
Just like the student survey, Bloomberg BusinessWeek combined the results of the 2014 employer survey with the results of two previous employer surveys from 2012 and 2013 to calculate an employer survey score for each school. The 2014 survey supplies 50 percent of the score; the two previous surveys supply 25 percent each.
The student survey and the academic quality measure each count for 30 percent of the final ranking, with the recruiter survey score contributing 20 percent. Starting salaries and the MBA feeder school measure contribute 10 percent each.
Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools” is featured on businessweek.com and includes expanded content, the full ranking and methodology.
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu.