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U.S. News and World Report ranks SoBA undergraduate program in top 5 percentile and features Roger Conway's unique MBA program leadership course. 

(August 18, 2010)

According to a spring 2010 survey of business school deans and faculty at AACSB-accredited colleges conducted by U.S. News and World Report for its annual Best Colleges rankings, the UCR School of Business Administration (SoBA) placed in the top 5% of all undergraduate business programs. 

Based on a 5.0 rating scale, with 5.0 being the highest, only 363 of the more than 1,400 universities included in the survey received a 2.0 score or above. Only these top 363 were included in the Best Undergraduate Business Programs rankings. SoBA's undergraduate business program received a 3.0 and tied for 67th place overall. The UCR business school bested such programs as George Mason University, the University of Houston, and the University of North Carolina Charlotte, among others. On the local level, SoBA placed ahead of California State University Fullerton, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, California State University Long Beach, Chapman University, and California State University San Bernardino.

The undergraduate business program staff.
Assistant Dean Kazi Mamun and the advising staff have been instrumental to the success of the undergraduate business program.

David W. Stewart, dean of the School of Business Administration, credits the recognition as a result of all the hard work put in by the business school, as well as recent structural changes. "The reorganization of our undergraduate program in business and its new identity as part of a business school, rather than a part of CHASS, is beginning to pay dividends," he said.Click here to find out more!

In addition, U.S. News and World Report named Assistant Adjunct Professor Roger Conway's "Leadership, Communications, Ethics, and Teamwork" course a unique class for MBA students who wish to enhance their management style. SoBA was one of the three business schools mentioned in the article, alongside the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. 

UC Riverside as a whole ranked 44th in the "Great Schools, Great Price" rankings. UCR placed 41st among public universities, and 4th in terms of diversity.

"We want to do better and we can do better, but we are making progress," Stewart said.

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