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Texas BBA Rises to 5th in 2018 U.S. News Rankings

Text: Texas BBA No. 5

The McCombs School of Business hit its highest rank in over a decade, tying for fifth place in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report's undergraduate business program rankings.

For the third year, the Texas BBA has increased in rank, rising steadily from eighth place in 2015. The current ranking marks the 19th straight year the program has landed in the nation's top 10.

David Platt, associate dean for undergraduate programs, is gratified to see faculty and staff's hard work recognized. "We are constantly innovating to deliver a program worthy of the high caliber students who choose to study here," Platt says. Since the ranking reflects the opinion of deans nationwide, he finds it an honor to have moved higher in their esteem.

The University of Pennsylvania and MIT once again took first and second place, respectively. Berkeley dropped one rank, and Michigan rose one, both tying for third place. New York University held steady, and McCombs rose to tie it at fifth place.

The Texas BBA program had four specialties place in the top five:

• Accounting: No. 1
• Marketing: No. 4
• Finance: No. 5
• Management Information Systems: No. 5

Other top 10 specialties:

• Real Estate: No. 6
• Insurance: No. 6 (tied)
• Entrepreneurship: No. 7
• Management: No. 7
• Supply Chain/Logistics: No. 9 (tied)
• Production/Operations: No. 9
• Quantitative Analysis: No. 9

McCombs again earned the nation's most undergraduate business specialties in the top 10 in a tie with the University of Pennsylvania.

U.S. News bases its undergraduate business rankings entirely on surveys of deans and program directors of AACSB-accredited programs. More details can be found on our methodology pages for BBA rankings or on the U.S. News website.

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