For the second year in a row, the Financial Times of London has ranked the Simon School of Business 22nd among U.S. business schools in its annual survey of business schools. This ranking comes from a list of the top 100 business schools in the world, in which Simon was ranked 47th.

The survey is based on information collected from 156 business schools from all around the world and opinions from their class of 2004 graduates.

The schools are judged by the career progression accrued from the M.B.A., research and diversity. This includes measures of the diversity of the school’s students, faculty and board members; statistics of faculty and their research in international journals; and placement statistics, such as salary increase percentages.

This is the eighth time in the 10 years of the survey’s existence that Simon has been ranked in the top 25 in the United States, and it has been ranked in the top 30 all 10 years. However, the school has moved up considerably internationally. Two years ago, it was ranked only 78th in the world.

In addition to these general standings, Simon was recognized for outstanding specialized programs. The Financial Times ranked Simon third in the world for finance (up from fifth last year). Also, it was ranked fourth in the world in managerial economics and fourth again in accounting. This is the highest ranking the school has ever received in the category of accountancy. Finally, Simon was placed eighth in the world for statistics. This is the first time that Simon has ever been mentioned by the Financial Times for excellence in statistics.

This, along with Simon’s many other top rankings in the past few years, has once again helped to improve the University’s international prestige.

Philbrick is a member of the class of 2009.

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