In the first-ever ranking of undergraduate business programs by U.S. News & World Report magazine, Kansas University's School of Business ranked 30th among those at public institutions in the nation.
U.S. News ranked the 50 best business schools based on a reputational survey of deans and administrators of 294 undergraduate business programs accredited by the American Assembly of Collegiate Schools of Business. The rankings appeared in the Sept. 18 issue of U.S. News & World Report.
"I am pleased that U.S. News & World Report recognizes the high quality of the KU School of Business," said T.W. Sarowski, acting dean of the business school. "We have been nationally recognized in a number of publications this year, and it is gratifying to see the hard work of our talented faculty and our rigorous academic program reflected in these rankings."
The KU business school ranked 48th overall when both private and public institutions were included. Tied for first place were the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. KU was the only Kansas school in the rankings.