Poets&Quants for Undergrads, a leading online publication for undergraduate business education news, has ranked Loyola Marymount University’s College of Business Administration as No. 39 out of 91 business schools surveyed. Considered a comprehensive assessment of undergraduate business programs, the data returned the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School to the No. 1 position.
“I am grateful that CBA is being recognized among the top institutions in the U.S. for the impactful work we do,” said Dean Dayle Smith, Ph.D. “The three categories that Poets&Quants measures – admission standards, academic experience of the students, and career outcomes – are aspects of the LMU business education we pride ourselves on.”
Specifically, Poets&Quants’ undergraduate business school ranking takes into consideration: the quality and diversity of students enrolling in a program; the ability of a B-school to nurture, challenge, and grow their undergraduates; and how the market and world’s top employers respond to those graduates when leaving the school. Each category is given an equal weight of 33.3%, leading to a final score out of 100%.
In the 2024 Poets&Quants’ rankings by category, LMU CBA was No. 40 in admission standards; No. 44 in career outcomes; and No. 56 in academic experience.
Poets&Quants covers all matters pertaining to business schools, graduate and undergraduate, and helps prospective students find advice and counsel on applications, share information, and make new connections. The site, launched July 7, 2014, is the fourth higher education website to be established by C-Change Media Inc., a San Francisco-based digital media company founded by John A. Byrne, former Fast Company editor in chief and former BusinessWeek executive editor.
The name Poets&Quants, explains Byrne, derives from monikers that are part of the language and culture of every MBA school. Poets are MBA candidates with liberal arts undergraduate degrees, accustomed to compelling stories and well-reasoned arguments; quants are students with business, financial, or engineering backgrounds who are undaunted by spreadsheets and statistical analysis.
Click here to access Poets&Quants’ full 2024 rankings.