LeBow Rankings Success

Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business recently recorded its own triple crown of sorts, garnering recognition by three leading news publications for excellence in business programs. The LeBow College of Business MBA in Pharmaceutical Management was honored as one of the Top 25 distance learning providers worldwide by Financial Times. The College’s undergraduate business programs placed 58th in Business Week’s inaugural ranking of undergraduate business schools. And LeBow was also ranked 100 among U.S. Business Schools in U.S.News & World Report’s 2007 America’s Best Graduate Schools.

The LeBow College MBA in Pharmaceutical Management program was selected as one of the Top 25 distance learning providers worldwide by Financial Times in the publication’s 2006 survey of online programs released on March 20. Schools were listed by the number of enrolled students. Other schools in the top 25 include Henley Management College, Manchester Business School, Thunderbird, Babson College and George Washington University.

The College’s undergraduate business program is 58th in BusinessWeek’s inaugural rankings of the country’s best undergraduate business schools. In the rankings, released on April 28, the median starting salary for LeBow College graduates is 14th, enrollment is 24th, academic quality is 27th, average SAT score is 48th and cost is 15th. To identify the best undergraduate business programs, BusinessWeek used five unique measures, including a survey of more than 100,000 business majors at top schools and a poll of undergraduate recruiters.

LeBow College of Business was ranked 100 in U.S.News & World Report’s 2007 America’s Best Graduate Schools: Business Schools ranking released on April 3, 2006. The rankings reflect an increase of 28 places from the 2006 listings. U.S. News surveyed 399 master’s programs in business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Of those, 347 responded, with 240 providing the data needed to calculate rankings. These rankings are based on two types of data: expert opinion about program quality, and statistical indicators that measure the quality of a school’s faculty, research, and students.