Bloomberg Businessweek announced that the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business ranks No. 56 in the nation for best undergraduate business schools in 2016. This ranks Daniels at the top undergraduate business school in Colorado, ranking above the Leeds School of Business at CU-Boulder at No. 62 and Colorado State University at No. 90. This ranking moves Daniels up 11 slots from its No. 67 ranking in 2014. In the employer survey, which was 40 percent of the score, Daniels ranked No. 31. Recruiters who hire recent business graduates ranked schools on how prepared students were for jobs at their companies.
“As a result of Daniels’ rigorous coursework and challenge-driven experiences, our students are uniquely prepared for demands of hyper-competitive increasingly entrepreneurial economic marketplace,” says Daniels Dean E. LaBrent Chrite. “Equally important, however, is our commitment to ensuring that Daniels students possess the adaptive capacities necessary to become active and contributing members to a global human community. This ranking affirms, in part, that our commitment to delivering an exceptional management education experience for our students at the intersection of academic rigor and market relevance is closely aligned with the needs of our most critical stakeholders.”
The report, “Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2016,” uses a methodology that includes four main metrics: an employer survey, a student survey, starting salary and an internship. This was updated methodology from 2014. Bloomberg says, “we’ve eliminated several parts of our old rankings model that do not speak directly to career preparation, including time spent on homework and average SAT score, and we’ve updated our surveys to focus more clearly on jobs.” Visit the Bloomberg site for a complete list of the rankings and the full methodology.