In the latest in a series of successes for business and entrepreneurship education at Northeastern University, the undergraduate business program was ranked No. 27 in the U.S. by “BusinessWeek” magazine. The magazine also ranked Northeastern No. 1 in the internship category and gave it an A+ for job placement.
“The quality of our academics is reflected in these rankings,” said Peggy Fletcher, undergraduate associate dean at the College of Business Administration. “The undergraduate program’s academic quality ranking is in the top 20 and students gave an ‘A’ in the category of teaching quality.”
The new “BusinessWeek” recognition comes on the heels of a new ranking by “Entrepreneurship Magazine” and “The Princeton Review” that listed Northeastern’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program 14th in the country and 2nd in New England. A team of business students also recently won the annual Business Beanpot Competition for the fifth consecutive year.
“We have a long history of offering our undergraduates the opportunity for professional work experiences in addition to the College of Business Administration’s four-year curriculum,” said Thomas E. Moore, dean. “These experiential learning opportunities called ‘co-ops’ (short for cooperative education) involve much more than traditional internships. Business undergraduates can take up to three six-month, paid professional positions where they can apply what they’ve learned in the classroom in the real world.”
Highlighting a legacy of 50 years of entrepreneurship education at Northeastern, the College of Business Administration has recently merged with the University’s School of Technological Entrepreneurship to combine efforts in the areas of social and technological entrepreneurship, family business and franchising.
Celebrating 100 years of co-op and experiential learning this year, Northeastern has an outstanding track record of helping students leverage the unique combination of classroom learning and real world experience.