Business Week Names Colorado State College of Business One of Nation’s Top Undergraduate Business Programs

Business Week magazine this week ranked Colorado State University’s College of Business one of the top undergraduate business programs in the country.

The magazine surveyed 77,000 graduating seniors at 123 eligible programs on such topics as the quality of teaching and asked the schools to provide information on enrollment, test scores and starting salaries for grads.

Colorado State ranked within the top 75 at No. 63. The college was listed as No. 30 among all public schools listed in the Business Week rankings.

The other Colorado school ranked in the Business Week report was the University of Colorado.

"Colorado State is committed to creating opportunities for exceptional academic experiences – opportunities that combine intellectual challenge and growth with personal enrichment and development," said Tony Frank, provost and senior vice president. "This Business Week ranking further illustrates the excellence in encouraging student involvement and success in our College of Business."

"Each individual in the College of Business is important to its success," said Dean Ajay Menon.  "In addition to learning from some of the top faculty in the nation, our students are advised by a team of professionals committed to mentoring and the undergraduate experience."

The Business Week honor is yet another example of the international acclaim the college has obtained for its programs.

In October, The Princeton Review, a New York-based education services company, named Colorado State’s MBA program one of the best in the nation and the best administered.

Colorado State is one of 282 colleges listed in the 2007 edition of Princeton Review’s annual guide, featuring two-page profiles on the school’s academics, student life, admissions and career/placement programs. A complete list of the schools is posted on The Princeton Review Web site at

Other recent recognition for the college:

-U.S. News and World Report magazine ranked the college 83rd among the best programs in the nation in 2006.

– Kiplinger magazine has named the MBA program as one of the top "big name" programs in the country that offers the degree at a distance.

Colorado State’s College of Business includes the departments of Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Finance and Real Estate, Management, and Marketing. The college also houses the Centers for Entrepreneurship, Business Ethics and Social Issues, the Everitt Real Estate Center, the Institute of Transportation Management and the Center for the Study of Global Business.

The college also features a new minor in business, established to serve a growing community of non-business students. This spring, the college has 1,090 students enrolled in the new minor compared with 689 during the fall 2006 semester.

The newest degree program in the college ultimately will help some of the world’s three billion people who live on less than $3 a day. This spring, students can begin enrolling for a brand new 18-month Master of Science in Business Administration degree in Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise that will teach students to use entrepreneurial, sustainable approaches to address great global challenges of poverty, environmental degradation and poor health.