JUST IN: Michigan Ross BBA Program Moves Up In The Rankings


The Michigan Ross BBA program improved its standing in the yearly undergraduate business ranking published by U.S. News & World Report, rising to #3 in the nation, up one spot from last year.

Ross also placed among the Top 5 schools in the country for five specialties, maintaining its #1 ranking in Management:

  • Management (#1)
  • Marketing (#2)
  • Finance (#4)
  • Productions / Operations (#4)
  • Accounting (#5)

The strong showing from the Ross undergraduate program in the U.S. News ranking comes at a time when the school is welcoming its first-ever class of BBA freshmen, and an exceptionally strong class of incoming students.

For the first time ever this year, Michigan Ross will welcome a class of 566 freshman to the BBA program, and they are exceptional, with an average high school GPA of 3.9.

Their average SAT score is 1450 — putting the average Ross BBA student in the 97th percentile of SAT takers.

“It’s always an honor to be recognized by our peers for excellence in business education,” said Scott DeRue, Edward J. Frey Dean of Michigan Ross. “Our BBA program is among the best in the nation because of our incredible students and faculty, and also because of our commitment to developing real-world, action-based educational experiences that transform our students into effective, well-trained business leaders — ready to use the power of business to make a positive difference in the world.”

The ranking also placed the University of Michigan as the #4 public university in the nation. U.S. News also looked at top schools that help veterans and active service members pursue an affordable college education. U-M jumped into the top ten, earning a #9 ranking, up eight spots from the previous year.

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