The College of New Jersey’s School of Business continues to be ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek among the top 100 undergraduate business programs in the nation in 2014. This year TCNJ’s School of Business placed #63 in the country, and ranks as the number one undergraduate business school in New Jersey, according to the Bloomberg Businessweek Survey of Best Undergraduate Business Schools.
Introduced in 2006, the Businessweek undergraduate rankings are determined by nine measures, including surveys of 85,000 senior business majors and nearly 600 corporate recruiters, median starting salaries for graduates, and the number of graduates each program sends to top MBA programs. They also calculate an academic quality rating for each program by combining SAT scores, student-faculty ratios, class size, the percentage of students with internships, and the number of hours students devote to class work.
Behind TCNJ are Seton Hall University at #78; Rutgers University – New Brunswick at #118; and Rutgers University – Newark at #128. View the full rankings list here.
William Keep, dean of TCNJ’s School of Business observed that our consistent Businessweek rankings “result from a great deal of hard work on the part of faculty, staff, and most importantly, students. The learning experiences here can be characterized as a combination of rigor and relationships—relationships between faculty and students and between students and alumni. We will work hard to continue to build on this tradition.”
Top employers of the School of Business graduates include Bank of America, Deloitte LLP, Johnson & Johnson, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and EY. Sixty percent of 2013 business graduates received at least one job offer prior to graduation. The average starting salary was $52,600.
TCNJ’s School of Business received its initial accreditation from AACSB International in 1997 and was fully reaccredited in December 2008. Less than five percent of business schools worldwide — in more than 40 countries — have earned this coveted distinction.
AACSB International accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools, worldwide. Institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education.