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Bentley University among Top 10 “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” in 2016 Bloomberg BusinessWeek Rankings


Bentley University among Top 10 “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” in 2016 Bloomberg BusinessWeek Rankings

Bloomberg BusinessWeek has released its 2016 “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” rankings and Bentley University stands at #10 overall in the U.S., up from #20.

The 2016 rankings focus on career outcomes and include 114 eligible schools. These schools were evaluated based on four measures of student satisfaction, post-graduate outcomes and corporate employer ratings based on surveys of graduating seniors and recruiters:

  • Employer Survey (40 % of total score):  Feedback from recruiters who hire recent business graduates on how well schools prepared students for jobs at their companies.
  • Student Survey (35 %):  Students' own ratings of the campus, career services department, and faculty and administrators.
  • Starting Salary (15 %):  The base compensation of students who had jobs lined up, adjusted for salary variation across industries and regions. This is based on student survey response.
  • Internship (10 %):  The percentage of a school’s graduates who had at least one internship at any time during college. This is based on student survey response.

With the help of Cambria Consulting, Businessweek polled more than 60,000 graduating seniors, asking them to rate their schools on everything from the quality of teaching to recreational facilities. A total of 27,327 students responded, a response rate of 42.54%.  

Businessweek also polled 1,079 corporate recruiters that hire business majors in high volumes.  The corporate recruiters who responded were asked to give their opinions on which programs turn out the best graduates, and which schools have the most innovative curricula and effective career services. Of these 1,079 employers, 582 responded for a response rate of about 54%.

Bloomberg Businessweek’s ranking of “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools” is featured on 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 4,200 full-time undergraduate, 82 part-time undergraduate, 1,000 graduate, and 24 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.


by Meredith Mason  January 31, 2017

Princeton Review has ranked Bentley University the No. 1 college for internship opportunities in the United States as part of their 2017 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give you the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.”



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