ATLANTA–The B.B.A. offered by Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business jumped 20 spots, advancing to 44th overall and 27th among programs at public universities in the 2019 Best Colleges edition of U.S. News & World Report.
Five of Robinson’s undergraduate business specialty programs are among the nation’s best. Three are top-10 programs; two are new to the rankings. Risk management and insurance moved from fifth last year to third this year. Computer information systems is now ranked ninth, up from 10th. Real estate rose to 10th, up from 13th. New to the rankings are the college’s marketing and accounting programs, ranked 32nd and 44th.
U.S. News determines its business program rankings by surveying deans and senior faculty at undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
“It’s enormously gratifying that our peers recognize the excellence of our undergraduate programs,” said Richard Phillips, dean of the Robinson College. “These rankings are a testament to the quality of our curriculum, faculty and students.”
In the new rankings, Georgia State is second most innovative university in the nation and second in the country for its commitment to undergraduate teaching. The innovation and undergraduate teaching rankings are based on a survey of presidents, provosts and admissions deans at colleges and universities across the country.
Long recognized as one of the nation’s most diverse institutions, Georgia State is 10th in U.S. News’ ranking of the most ethnically diverse national universities.