'BusinessWeek': SJU Among Top Undergrad Business Programs

Friday, March 6, 2009

PHILADELPHIA (March 3, 2009) — BusinessWeek ranked Saint Joseph's University's Erivan K. Haub School of Business (HSB) as one of the top undergraduate business programs in the country. At No. 57, Saint Joseph's is one of only three Philadelphia schools included in the top 60. Within the ranking, Saint Joseph's was placed at No. 18 in the United States by recruiters who hire HSB graduates.

As commencement approaches for the class of 2009, finding a job is a major priority for business students. Joseph DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. '70, dean of the Haub School, said industry-specific programs and strong corporate relationships give HSB undergraduate students a competitive edge in the uncertain job market.

"The ranking is an endorsement of the quality of our programs and demonstrates the strength of our corporate relationships and the confidence recruiters have in the caliber of our graduates," he said.

BusinessWeek uses nine measures, including surveys of 85,000 senior business majors and nearly 600 corporate recruiters, median salaries for graduates, and the number of graduates each program sends to top M.B.A. programs. Academic quality is also rated for each program by combining SAT scores, student-faculty ratio, class size, percentage of students with internships, and the number of hours students devote to class work.

The ranking of "The Best Undergraduate B-Schools" is available in the March 9, 2009 issue of BusinessWeek, on newsstands March 2. Expanded content, including the full ranking and methodology, interactive tables, and a discussion forum are available on BusinessWeek.com.

Media Contact

Carolyn Steigleman, Associate Director of University Communications, 610-660-1355, csteigle@sju.edu

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