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College of Commerce and Business Administration
September 9 -- News or Home Page
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of undergraduate business schools placed the College of Commerce and Business Administration in ninth place, tied with Indiana University and NYU's Stern School. The Department of Accountancy was again ranked first in the specialty rankings. The Department of Finance moved to eleventh place, two higher than last year. Other programs offered at the college are also ranked. The college's marketing program is again ranked tenth in the country along with the risk management program, newly ranked, that is also tenth. The college's management and production/operations programs were both ranked fourteenth.
The U.S. News website provides detailed information about the hows and whys of the 2002 ranking process. They are intended to give students and parents a way to weigh some of the relative strengths and weaknesses of schools being considered for undergraduate education. List creators believe the rankings are an "excellent starting point" for comparisons of undergraduate programs.
Lists from previous years are not directly comparable to this year's rankings because the magazine recategorized many schools and added several institutions in response to revised Carnegie classifications for institutions of higher education.