School of Management Moves Up in U.S. News Rankings

Posted: August 25, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Amanda Adolph

The School of Management (SOM) has moved up to 83rd in the latest U.S. News and World Report: 2004 America’s Best Colleges rankings of undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Last year, SOM ranked 97th.

SOM is now ranked among the top 20 percent of accredited undergraduate business programs in the country. Of the more than 2,100 programs nationwide, only 408 are fully accredited by AACSB.

“This indicates that our peers in other AACSB accredited schools view us positively,” says Richard Klimoski, SOM dean. “We think we are on the right track. We have been working very hard to provide high quality education that prepares our students for the real world of business. We actively partner with the regional business community, and we are proud of the research and scholarly activity of our faculty. We think that these most recent survey results reflect well on our efforts.”

George Mason remained in the third tier of U.S. News rankings overall.

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