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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.


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