Barney School of Business Makes Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2016 “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” List
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Barney School of Business Makes Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2016 “Best Undergraduate Business Schools” List

Employer, Student, Salary and Internship Results Place Barney School Among Top Business Schools in the Country

The University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business has landed a spot on the Bloomberg Businessweek “Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2016” ranking.  Bloomberg has ranked undergraduate business programs since 2006.  The Barney School is one of just 17 undergraduate business programs nationwide to join the list this year, and one of only 114 nationwide that earned a ranking in 2016.

Bloomberg’s methodology is designed to capture how well programs prepare their graduates for job success. Schools are evaluated on four dimensions.  First, an employer survey measures recruiter opinions on how well undergraduate programs equip their graduates with relevant skills.  Next their student survey records student feedback on how thoroughly they have been prepared for the workforce. Data on how many graduates had at least one business-related internship during college is also assessed, along with starting salary figures for graduates.

“The Barney School of Business is committed to preparing students to launch and further their careers,” said Marty Roth, dean and professor of management and marketing at the Barney School. “To be recognized by Bloomberg Businessweek is great recognition of the value we provide our students through our innovative curriculum and professional development programming.  It also reflects positively on the value our corporate partners place in sourcing internship and full-time talent from the Barney School.”

About the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford

The Barney School of Business prepares individuals to be leaders and decision makers who are globally aware and socially responsible.  No matter what undergraduate major or minor students pursue, or master degree, the Barney School faculty and staff help them develop career goals and provide the preparation to accomplish them. The Barney School’s Career Ready programming ensures that students become competent, confident, and connected.  The Barney School partners with large corporations, medium and small businesses, non-profits, and government organizations to insure that students are the best prepared to meet their talent acquisition needs.

The University of Hartford provides a robust, distinctive educational experience for its more than 5,000 undergraduate and 1,600 graduate students. Distinguished faculty provide rigorous instruction as well as research, performance, and internship opportunities in more than 100 degree programs in the arts, humanities, business, engineering and technology, education, and health professions. The University attracts students from 48 states and 63 countries.

About Bloomberg Businessweek’s Undergraduate Business School Rankings

Since 2006 Bloomberg has ranked undergraduate business programs to help guide prospective college students and their families in choosing the right degree program for the career they want. For 2016, Bloomberg surveyed nearly 30,000 students and recruiters at almost 600 companies to compile the list of best undergraduate business schools of 2016.  The full report is available on the Bloomberg website.


Lauren Cartwright
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Martin S. Roth