Miami Herbert named among top 25 undergraduate business schools, highest ranked in Florida

The business school ascends six spots in the prestigious 2024 rankings.
Miami Herbert named among top 25 undergraduate business schools, highest ranked in Florida

Poets&Quants for Undergrads, the leading online publication for undergraduate business education news, released its eighth annual Best Undergraduate Business Schools of 2024 rankings, placing the University of Miami Patti and Allan Herbert Business School #22 in the nation and #1 in Florida. This six-spot leap reflects a consistent upward trajectory for the school, which has risen in the rankings each year since its initial appearance in 2019 at #48. Poets&Quants began ranking undergraduate business programs in 2018.

"Our steady climb in the Poets&Quants’ rankings since our debut in 2019 is a clear indicator of our unwavering commitment to excellence,” said Ann Olazábal, interim dean of Miami Herbert. “Starting at #48 and now reaching #22, not only have we met but we’ve exceeded our goal of breaking into the top 25 by 2025. This achievement is a testament to our dedicated faculty and staff, and their relentless pursuit of providing top-tier business education."

The Poets&Quants’ rankings are highly regarded for their comprehensive evaluation of undergraduate business programs, encompassing 91 schools in their latest edition. This ranking evaluates three key categories that effectively measure the undergraduate business school experience: the quality and diversity of students enrolling in a program (Admissions Standards); the ability of a business school to nurture, challenge, and grow those young minds (Academic Experience); and how the market and world’s top employers respond to those graduates (Career Outcomes). Each category is given an equal weight of 33.3 percent in the final score.

Significant factors contributing to Miami Herbert's rise include notable improvements in career outcomes, admissions, and academic experience. The 2024 ranking also continued the trend of incorporating diversity metrics in the admissions category, evaluating the representation of first-generation college students, underrepresented minorities, international students, and women in business programs. Additionally, the rankings considered two years of career outcomes data and extensive alumni surveys to provide a well-rounded view of each institution's performance.

“Miami Herbert Business School's ascent in the Poets&Quants’ rankings is a clear reflection of its commitment to delivering a world-class business education and cultivating leaders poised to make a substantial impact on the global business scene,” said Guillermo (Willy) Prado, University of Miami interim executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.

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