McCombs falters in rankings, soars in student satisfaction

Nick Mehendale

The McCombs School of Business is the 25th best business school in the U.S., according to a recent ranking by a Bloomberg Businessweek report.

The business school fell four places from 2008, according to Friday’s report. Despite the drop in rank, the school received its highest ranking in student satisfaction in six years, as well as an increase in employer satisfaction.

“We are still improving,” said Stacey Rudnick, the school’s career services director. “You can still have a stronger program even though the rank dropped.”

Recruiters rated graduates of the business school’s analytical and general management skills with an A. The undergraduate school at McCombs will likely make on average $67,000 a year, and graduate business students will make $95,000 a year. According to the report, 93 percent of McCombs graduates are offered a job out of college.

The Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago took the top spot, followed by the Harvard Business School and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.