Wall Street Journal Ranks UB School of Management as One of the World's Top Business Schools

No. 1 in world when it comes to recruiter satisfaction with career services office

By Jacqueline Ghosen

Release Date: September 9, 2002 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- For the second year in a row, the University at Buffalo School of Management has been ranked as one of the world's "top business schools" by The Wall Street Journal.

The newspapers ranked the UB School of Management 41st among the top 50 business schools in the world, up two spots from last year. Among business schools in the United States, the UB management school ranked 36th. It was ranked No. 37 last year.

The school was ranked No. 1 in the world when it comes to "recruiter satisfaction with a school's career services office."

Unlike several other business-school rankings, The Wall Street Journal ranking is based exclusively on a survey of employers, the "consumers" of MBA talent. More than 2,200 recruiters responded to the survey, which assessed a variety of school and student attributes.

Based on the responses, The Wall Street Journal also ranked the UB School of Management 8th in the world for the "leadership potential" of its students and 10th for students' "ability to work well within a team."

"This is high praise coming from our corporate recruiters," said John Thomas, interim dean of the UB School of Management. "It means that our graduates are using their skills to make an impact in the workplace and that employers see them as a wise investment.

"It's also an affirmation of the strength and commitment of our faculty and staff," Thomas added. "Special recognition goes to the excellent staff of our Career Resource Center for its hard work and innovation."

According to Thomas, the UB School of Management has been engaged in a comprehensive effort to enhance the quality of its academic programs and its global reputation by focusing its resources on recruitment of top students and faculty, as well as dramatic improvement of educational facilities and technologies.

The UB School of Management is the only Western New York business school to be included in The Wall Street Journal ranking. The school also has been cited by Business Week as one of the "best business schools" in America, and by Forbes for "best return on investment."