Marist Debuts on Bloomberg Businessweek Rankings

of Best Undergraduate Business Schools

School of Management among Top 25 private college programs in Northeast

POUGHKEEPSIE (April 25, 2016) – The undergraduate Business Program at Marist College’s School of Management was included for the first time in the 2016 Bloomberg Businessweek Best Undergraduate Business Schools rankings released this month. With an overall national rank of 108, the program is now ranked 25th among all private undergraduate business schools in the Northeast.  According to the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, there are over 2,000 undergraduate business schools in the nation. 

The Bloomberg Businessweek undergraduate rankings measure career outcomes – what students and parents most want from business schools. The ranking is built on four key metrics: feedback from recruiters who hire recent business graduates; the students’ own ratings of their campus, career services department, and faculty and administrators; the average base compensation of students who have accepted positions; and the percentage of a school’s graduates who had at least one internship experience during college. Bloomberg BusinessWeek Best Undergrad B-Schools

"This external recognition of our undergraduate programs by Bloomberg Businessweek is a great honor and speaks volumes about the high quality of our academic programs, students, and graduates," said Marist School of Management Dean Lawrence G. Singleton.  "It is truly gratifying to see the recognition of our outstanding faculty and staff’s dedication and commitment to providing our students with a continuously-improving, top-tier business education."

The Bloomberg Businessweek ranking further supports Marist’s position as one of the most recognized business schools in the nation.  Other recent Marist School of Management distinctions include:

2015 Accounting.com – Bachelor’s accounting program ranked #23 in the nation.

2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Graduate Programs (Excluding MBA) – #32.

2015 U.S. News & World Report Online MBA Programs – #52.

2015 GraduatePrograms.com Top Online MPA Programs – #18

2016 Affordable Colleges Online Best Online MBA Programs – #28

About the Marist School of Management

Our vision is to be recognized as a world leader in undergraduate and graduate management education.  We offer rigorous academics, significant internships, responsible leadership, and endless opportunities for our students.

The Third Annual Marist School of Management Undergraduate New York City Career Trek will be held October 6, 2016.  2015 host firms included AOL, BATS, Bloomberg, Cisco Systems, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Grant Thornton, IBM, J.P. Morgan, Neuberger Berman, Ogilvy & Mather, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The next Marist School of Management Graduate Student and Alumni networking event will be held May 14, 2016 in the Empire State Building in New York City.  Marist alumna Amanda Augustine ’04, a well-recognized expert in career advancement, will lead a discussion of “Your Personal Brand.”  The October 2015 Graduate Student and Alumni Leadership Weekend was held in conjunction with the Thayer Leader Development Program at West Point.

Visit the Marist School of Management website for more information som.marist.edu.

Visit Bloomberg Businessweek for more information about the Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2016.

To learn more about Marist School of Management undergraduate programs, contact the Marist Office of Undergraduate Admissions by email or call 845-575-3226.

About Marist College

Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures; The Best 380 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (13th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a strong sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,800 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 46 undergraduate majors and 13 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.

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