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The Best Undergraduate Business Schools for Finance

The Best Undergraduate Business Schools for Finance
Courtesy Georgetown University

As part of the 2013 Best Undergraduate B-Schools ranking, Bloomberg Businessweek asked undergraduate business students from the Class of 2013 to tell us, via an online survey, about the full range of their business school experience, from getting in to getting a job. One section of the survey singled out specific aspects of the business program and asked the students to grade them on a scale from A to F. Over the next few weeks, we will publish the top 10 B-schools in each of 10 specialty areas, from accounting to entrepreneurship, culminating with publication of the entire undergraduate specialty ranking, including each of the 124 ranked schools.

Today we look at finance, the most popular concentration among undergraduate business students. The ranking is based on student responses to the question asking them to rank their program’s finance offerings. Points are awarded for each response—one point for an “A” grade through five points for a grade of “F”—and then averaged for each school. The ranking is based on the average; schools with the lowest average are ranked the highest. If a student did not have exposure to the area in question, they could answer NA and their response was not included. The average finance score for all 124 undergraduate business schools in the ranking was 1.45. At the top of the list is Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, with a score of 1.11.