Smeal No. 1 among Recruiters, Bloomberg Businessweek Finds
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (March 4, 2011) – The Penn State Smeal College of Business ranks No. 1 among all undergraduate business programs, according to recruiters surveyed by Bloomberg Businessweek for the recruiter portion of its annual ranking of the country's best undergraduate business programs.
The magazine surveyed 246 recruiters, asking them to identify the programs with the best graduates, most innovative curriculum, and most effective career services. These results were combined with the recruiter surveys from the previous two years, and the end result ranked Smeal in first place for recruiter satisfaction.
This is the second No. 1 recruiter ranking for Penn State in the past six months. In September, the University earned the top spot in The Wall Street Journal. For that ranking, the newspaper surveyed 479 recruiters and asked them to identify the schools "whose bachelor degree graduates were the best-trained and educated, and best able to succeed once hired."
In addition to the recruiter survey, the Businessweek rankings are based on student surveys and information provided by the schools. Overall, Smeal ranked 25th out of the 139 programs considered for the ranking—up four spots from last year. The college ranked ninth among publicly supported programs.
The complete rankings are available online at buswk.co/dR6orF.