Business Week Ranks Walton College Accounting in Top 20 Public Programs

Business Week has ranked the accounting specialty at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas in a tie for 19th place among the top public undergraduate business schools. Its accounting specialty ranked 35th place among both private and public.

Incidentally, the  top six public and private business school accounting specialties were at Boston College, Binghamton University, Georgetown University, Cornell University, University of Southern California and University of Texas.

For the overall undergraduate business program, Business Week ranked Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas at 43rd among the top public undergraduate programs and 83rd place among the top private and public business schools. The Business Week’s undergraduate business school survey is related to senior business majors being asked to grade their programs on a scale of 1 to 5 in 12 academic areas, including marketing, accounting, calculus, financial management and corporate strategy.

Business Week used five sources for its overall undergraduate rankings:

  • A student survey
  • A recruiter survey
  • Median starting salaries for graduates
  • The number of graduates admitted to the top 35 MBA programs
  • And an academic quality measure that consists of SAT/ACT test scores for business majors, full-time faculty-student ratios in the business program, average class size in core business classes, the percentage of business majors with internships, and the number of hours students spend preparing for class each week. The information about test scores, faculty-student ratios and class sizes was provided by the school, and the data about internships and hours of preparation came from the student survey.

In the student survey, Walton College was given an ‘A’ in its facilities and service to students. It also received an ‘A’ in job placement, which is a tribute to the hard work of Walton College Career Development Center.

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