UB Management School Rated Among Nation's Best

Release Date: November 11, 1996

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The MBA and undergraduate business programs in the University at Buffalo School of Management are among the best nationwide, according to a recent rating of the top business schools in America.

The Gourman Report, released this month by National Education Standards, ranked the UB MBA program 41st among the top 50 MBA/management schools in the U.S. and the undergraduate division 24th among the top 45 programs in the country. The UB accounting and doctoral business programs also received "strong" recommendations by the report.

Published biennially, the Gourman Report measures the overall academic quality of more than 500 accredited U.S. business schools based on 18 criteria for evaluating student quality, faculty quality, research and libraries. First issued in 1980, Gourman is considered the most comprehensive of several publications that rank colleges and universities. It is used as a research tool by students, educators, business executives and corporate recruiters.

The UB MBA program rose one spot from 1994's ranking and was given a score of 4.40 on a 5.0 scale; the undergrad program remained at 24th from 1994 with a score of 4.46. The University of Rochester MBA program was ranked 37th by Gourman and was the only other Western New York business school included in this year's report.

"While not as widely known as rankings by popular magazines, The Gourman Report is held in very high esteem for its more qualitative method of rating business schools," said Frederick Winter, dean of the UB School of Management. "We're proud to be in such good company."

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