The College of Business Administration is ranked nationally.
The CBA's graduate programs have been included in The Princeton Review's list of Best Business Schools every year since 2005. Schools are selected for this recognition on the basis of their high quality academic programs and the favorable opinions of their students who rate and report on their campus experiences.
The CBA’s MBA program has been ranked 34th in the nation and 6th in the Midwest among part-time MBA programs by Bloomberg Businessweek. The University of Akron is one of only 4 Ohio schools in the part-time MBA rankings. Businessweek bases these rankings on separate measures of student satisfaction, academic quality and post-graduation outcomes.
U.S. News and World Reports has ranked the CBA’s MBA program among the best part-time MBA programs in the U.S The rankings are based on an average peer assessment score, as well as four student-related factors – the average GMAT score, average undergraduate GPA, and the years of work experience of students who entered the program in Fall 2011, and the percentage of students in the program who are enrolled part time.
The CBA has been ranked by Businessweek Magazine as one of the best undergraduate business schools in the United States for four consecutive years. Businessweek bases the rankings on the academic quality of the programs, post-graduation outcomes for students, recruiter satisfaction and nine measures of student satisfaction.
The College's George W. Daverio School of Accountancy was nationally ranked by the Public Accounting Report (PAR). The rankings are based on a survey of accounting educators. More than 1,700 educators participated in the 2010 survey. The CBA's Accounting Program was ranked No. 22, up from No. 24, for undergraduate accounting education.
In Best Colleges 2011, U.S. News ranked the CBA as one of the best undergraduate business programs in the nation. This ranking is based solely on peer assessment. U.S. News surveys deans and senior faculty at each undergraduate business program accredited by AACSB International and asks them to rate the quality of all programs with which they were familiar.