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Businessweek survey ranks College of Business high for ethics education, sustainability

May 12, 2011

Bloomberg Businessweek - The Best Undergraduate B-SchoolsThe NIU College of Business added to its list of accolades this week with the release of more detailed information from the Bloomberg Businessweek rankings of business schools.

Earlier this year, Bloomberg released the overall results, with NIU placing at number 84 out of more than 600 eligible AACSB-certified business schools.

This week a more detailed analysis of the findings that delved into specialty areas found NIU ranked third for ethics education and 19th in sustainability.

“Both of these rankings are tremendous honors for the college,” said NIU College of Business Dean Denise Schoenbachler. “They place us amongst the leaders in two fields that are increasingly recognized as important within the business community. Thanks and congratulations go out to our entire ethics team and to all those who have worked diligently to build up our offerings related to sustainability.”

The NIU College of Business is widely recognized as an innovator in the teaching of ethics based on the success of its BELIEF initiative. The college placed second in ethics education rankings in last year’s survey.

The specialty rankings were based upon surveys of 85,000 students at more than 100 top B-schools. They were asked them to rate their programs’ performance in 14 academic disciplines, ranging from calculus and ethics to marketing and sustainability.