Emory University’s Goizueta Business School ranked among the nation’s Top 5 business schools, according a new survey by Bloomberg Businessweek, and two other Georgia schools, UGA and Tech, made strong gains.
Out of 124 undergraduate business programs ranked, Emory came in at No. 5 this year, down two places from the 2011 ranking. The top schools this year were University of Notre Dame (1), University of Virginia (2), Cornell University (3) and the University of Pennsylvania (4).
Georgia Tech had the strongest gains among the state’s undergraduate business programs, moving to No. 37 on the list from No. 50 last year. The University of Georgia jumped seven points to No. 50.
Bloomberg Businessweek surveyed senior business majors and employers and looked at eight other measures, such as graduates’ starting salaries and the number of graduates seeking MBAs, to come up with its ranking.
Bloomberg Businessweek said of Emory:
At Emory, students say they appreciate the individual attention from professors, as well as career preparation, and nine out of 10 seniors report having internship experience.
Emory has 670 undergraduate business students. Annual tuition is $40,600, not including extras such as room and board ($12,828) and books ($1,100).
Georgia State fell on the list, to No. 124 from No. 110 in 2011.
Overall, the survey found business school students were more positive about job prospects this year compared with a year ago.