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MBA program ranks 3rd in Wall Street Journal survey,
Undergraduate program rises in U.S. News

The undergraduate and MBA programs earned strong rankings in two national surveys announced in August and September.

The undergraduate program moved up six spots to 12th place in the U.S. News and World Report's ranking of the nation’s best business programs. Fisher also ranked No. 3 in The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive regional ranking of MBA programs.

The Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive ranking of business schools in the categories of national, international and regional are based on a survey of 4,430 corporate recruiters who hire MBA graduates. In the regional category, 51 schools from across the country were ranked.

Over the last four years, corporate recruiters surveyed for this ranking have consistently ranked Fisher as a top MBA program and praised Fisher graduates for the strength of their education, leadership skills and qualifications for management careers at leading multinational corporations.

In the U.S. News’ 2008 edition of America’s Best Colleges released in August, two academic areas of study received top five recognition among the publication’s specialty rankings. The Production and Operations Management program rose to fourth, up from eighth last year, and the Supply Chain Management and Logistics program maintained its placement as fourth best in the nation. The college’s Accounting, Quantitative Analysis and Management programs also rose in the rankings.

U.S. News surveyed deans and senior faculty at undergraduate business programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The magazine ranked the top 150 programs in the country.

“These rankings recognize our programs strengths and are just one way we measure our success,” said Stephen L. Mangum, acting dean of Fisher College. “We will continue to focus on Fisher’s strengths -- developing high-quality graduates with the knowledge, skills and global perspectives required to be effective leaders in business.”