Baruch Ranked in Top 50 Regional B-Schools
by Wall Street Journal / Harris Interactive Poll

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The 2006 edition of the Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive Business School survey has ranked Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business one of the top 50 regional business schools in the country. The result marks the first time that Baruch has been included in the list, and follows a recent Princeton Review/Entrepreneur magazine poll that ranked Baruch among the top 25 undergraduate entrepreneurial programs in the country.

A similar poll conducted by US News & World Report earlier this year ranked Baruch's undergraduate business school 51st in the nation and the second most highly-regarded program in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.

The WSJ/Harris survey placed Baruch 50th in their "Regional" category, a group that included business schools from across the nation that recruit primarily from their surrounding areas.

The results were tabulated from online interviews of more than 4,000 M.B.A. recruiters. Participants ranked schools that they had recently visited, generating a total of 5,651 school ratings. Each qualifying school needed to garner a minimum of 20 recruiter ratings to be eligible for the poll.

“Our study provides schools with an in-depth understanding of recruiter perceptions towards business school talent, and the characteristics they consider most important when hiring graduates,” said Beth Forbes, senior vice president for the Harris Interactive Brand and Strategy Consulting Practice at Harris Interactive. “Over the six years that we've conducted the business schools study, we have seen many schools use the results to help them strengthen their position in the marketplace.”

The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive Business School survey has been described as “the most credible” of all business school media rankings, according to prospective M.B.A. students polled by the Graduate Management Admission Council (G.M.A.C).

More information on the rankings and the study’s methodology is available at harrisinteractive.com/bschools and at careerjournal.com/bschool/.

 

Olayinka Fadahunsi
Office of Communications and Marketing
Baruch College