UA Eller College Jumps Higher in Several U.S. News & World Report Rankings, Cracking the Top 10 Public Business Schools

UA Eller College Jumps Higher in Several U.S. News & World Report Rankings, Cracking the Top 10 Public Business Schools
September 13, 2016
Eller’s MIS program ranks No. 1 among public programs and No. 3 overall in the America’s Best Colleges issue.

TUCSON, Ariz. – September 13, 2016 – The University of Arizona Eller College of Management moved up this year in several categories, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges issue, released today.

The Eller undergraduate program moved up from No. 22 last year to No. 19 this year among business schools nationwide, and is ranked No. 9 among public programs, reentering the top 10 for the first time since 2007.

Eller’s Management Information Systems (MIS) department is now the No. 1 public program in the U.S., having moved up from No. 4 overall to No. 3, behind MIT and Carnegie Mellon. 

In addition, Eller’s McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship continued to show a strong ranking at No. 3 among public school programs and No. 7 overall.

The Eller Department of Accounting ranked No. 34 overall.

“The Eller undergraduate program is really extraordinary,” said Paulo Goes, Eller College dean. “I’m grateful that our peers have noticed how our team, led by Pam Perry, continues to evolve to provide the best possible business education for our undergraduate students. Our faculty provide unparalleled instruction, and our students test their classroom knowledge through real-world projects that are seamlessly integrated into the curriculum.”

The Eller College just completed construction on the new, 13,000 square foot Karl and Stevie Eller Professional Development Center. The center is a full-service facility that will be an integral part of each student’s career planning from the moment they set foot on campus. Now students will meet with career coaches, reserve team rooms and meet with recruiters in McClelland Hall. 

“We are proud to provide a student experience that rivals private schools, embedded in a top public university, with all the opportunities that affords,” said Pam Perry, associate dean and director of undergraduate programs at Eller. “It is truly a team effort, from the master teachers delivering our courses to the advisors and career coaches helping a student reach their professional goals. This momentum is a testament to their dedication to our students.”

In addition to its top showing in the overall business program, Eller continued to preform well in business specialties. In particular, said Goes, “The top rankings we receive in MIS and entrepreneurship validate our national prominence in technology and innovation.” 

Each spring, U.S. News surveys deans and senior faculty at undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The overall and specialty rankings are based solely on this peer survey.

About the Eller College

Founded in 1933, the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona upholds the visionary belief that business education helps shape the world in new and unprecedented ways through pioneering and practical research, innovative coursework, data-driven decision-making and excellence in entrepreneurship and social responsibility. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Eller College of Management is home to more than 7,000 undergraduate, graduate and PhD students and offers nine majors, six minors, six specialty master’s programs, four MBA programs and six doctoral programs. The college also houses several centers of excellence and research labs. The college is currently ranked 21st in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for undergraduate business programs (number 11 public). U.S. News also ranks our full-time MBA number 49, our evening MBA number 46, our online MBA number 33 and our online master’s in MIS number 8 in the country. In addition, our management information systems department ranks number four nationally and our McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship is ranked number 15 nationally (U.S. News). The Eller Executive Education program debuted at number 68 in the Financial Times Executive Education Program ranking (number 4 in the Western U.S.).

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