Business school nationally praised

” Business Week magazine’s March 9, 2009 issue lists their annual Best Undergraduate B-Schools. This year, the University of Akron’s College of Business Administration ranks 93rd. Business Week started with 137 programs of the over 1,600 in the nation that were eligible for ranking.”

Business Week magazine’s March 9, 2009 issue lists their annual Best Undergraduate B-Schools.

This year, the University of Akron’s College of Business Administration ranks 93rd.

Business Week started with 137 programs of the over 1,600 in the nation that were eligible for ranking.

In the end, 100 undergraduate business programs were chosen.

More than 85,000 graduating seniors were asked to complete a survey different aspects of their programs, such as the quality of teaching and even the quality of the recreational facilities at their school.

Hundreds of corporate recruiters were asked which programs turn out the best graduates.

They were also asked which schools have the most innovative curricula and the best career services.

The magazine then asked each institution what the median starting salary was for their most recent graduating class.

Academic quality was also a determinant. Business Week obtained SAT scores, average class sizes and the ratio of full-time faculty to students.

The percentage of business majors with internships was also considered, along with the number of hours students spend every week on school work.

I am so happy for the faculty and students. They really deserve this, Dean Raj Aggarwal said.

Aggarwal has been Dean of the College of Business Administration for three years.

He has been an avid reader of Business Week for decades.

Aggarwal described seeing the University of Akron’s CBA in the magazine ranked as the 93rd best undergraduate business school in the nation as amazing.

The College of Business Administration had been in the running several times over the past few years, according to Aggarwal.

Aggarwal said that he always knew the CBA had what it takes to make The Best Undergraduate B-Schools list.

It just isn’t until this year that we finally got recognized for it, he said.

Aggarwal stresses the significance of this recognition for the school.

I have already had so many employers telling me that they want to recruit at the University of Akron because of it, he said.

Staff and students at the CBA are ecstatic, according to Aggarwal.

Talk of a party to celebrate is buzzing around the college.

However, the College of Business Administration plans to remain all business.

We are looking forward to maintaining and even improving our rank. There are always new things to accomplish, Aggarwal said.

Aggarwal said this recognition will raise the value of students’ degrees and is likely to increase their job offers.

The College of Business Administration was the only business program at a public university in Northeast Ohio that made it in Business Week’s annual ranking.

He added that it is also great for the community. The CBA is the only undergraduate business program in this region, and he hopes that the area will see economic growth as a result.

I am also hoping that this will cause students with non-business related majors to consider taking a couple of classes here, Aggarwal said. It really is a great program.