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

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

The magazine surveyed more than 80,000 graduating seniors at 127 eligible programs on such topics as the quality of teaching and overall student satisfaction. The magazine also interviewed 618 corporate recruiters on where to find the best graduates, curricula and career services.

Colorado State ranked No. 73 – 32nd among all public schools listed in the 2008 Business Week rankings.

The other Colorado schools ranked in the Business Week report were the University of Denver at No. 67 and the University of Colorado at No. 83. A complete list of schools is at

"The College of Business undergraduate program is successful because of the high caliber of its faculty and students," said John Olienyk, senior associate dean in the college. "Our students learn from a team of dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to creating and delivering the best possible the undergraduate experience."

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

The Princeton Review, a New York-based education services company, consistently names Colorado State’s MBA program in the College of Business one of the best in the nation. The college has earned kudos for having one of the top 10 best administered programs three years in a row.

Colorado State is one of 290 colleges listed in the 2008 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:

-In its 2008 rankings, U.S. News and World Report magazine listed the college in the top tier of public and private doctoral universities and 59th among all public research universities

– 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 Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for 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 newest program in the college – a master of science in business administration with a focus on global social and sustainable enterprise – ultimately will help some of the world’s three billion people who live on less than $3 a day. Students began their first classes in Fall 2007 for this 18-month master’s degree, which will teach students to use entrepreneurial, sustainable approaches to address great global challenges of poverty, environmental degradation and poor health.