Five Eller College academic specialties rank in U.S. News top 25
Undergraduate business program survey places UA accounting, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, and MIS programs in the top-tier
TUCSON, Ariz. – August 23, 2007 – The 2008 release of the annual U.S. News and World Report survey of Best Business Programs saw the Eller College of Management ranked #12 among public business schools nationwide — and five of the College’s academic specialties were recognized among the nation’s 25 best. For one of them — management and organizations — it’s a first-time appearance in the top tier.
These Eller College of Management academic specialties received top-25 recognition:
- Management Information Systems (MIS) — #4 overall; #2 among public business schools
- Entrepreneurship — #6 overall; #2 among public business schools
- Marketing — #17 overall; #13 among public business schools
- Management — #20 overall; #16 among public business schools
- Accounting — #25 overall; #18 among public business schools
“Of course it’s rewarding when a number of our departments show up in the Top 25 nationally,” commented Paul Portney, dean of the Eller College of Management. “But our goal doesn’t change: we must continue to attract the best faculty and students. If we do, our reputation for research, teaching, and placement will soar, and with it our national rankings.”
Pam Perry, associate dean of Eller College undergraduate programs, was pleased with the top-tier recognition of five undergraduate departments. “Our program is designed to help students achieve their personal vision of success. All of our specialty areas are on board with this goal and the recent rankings help show that it’s working. When our students succeed, people around the country take note.”
The McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship, home to the entrepreneurship program at UA led by Sherry Hoskinson, has been climbing steadily in the U.S. News rankings and leapfrogged two spots since 2007. The MIS department has been ranked among the Top-5 each year since U.S. News & World Report began surveying MIS programs. The marketing department led by Robert Lusch, the Lisle and Roslyn Payne Professor in Marketing, has moved into the top 20 at #17; and the department of management and organizations, led by Stephen Gilliland, the Arnold Lesk Professor of Leadership, leaped into the top 25 for the first time with its #20 ranking. The accounting department is led by Dan Dhaliwal, the Lou Meyers Professor of Accounting and ranked #25.
U.S. News ranks the Eller College undergraduate program #21 among all business schools in the U.S. and #12 among public business schools. All rankings are available at the publication’s website www.usnews.com.
The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management
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