BOCA RATON, Fla. – Florida Atlantic University College of Business’ International Business (IB) undergraduate program is ranked No. 25 in the country in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.
This marks the first time the program has made the top 25 in the U.S. News “Best Colleges” rankings, which were released earlier this week.
“All of the international business faculty and staff at FAU, as well as our stakeholders, have worked hard over the past several years to improve our IB program,” said SBA Distinguished Professor Len Treviño, Ph.D., director of FAU’s International Business program. “We are delighted to receive this recognition and it motivates us to reach even higher to support our students with a world-class IB education.”
FAU’s Department of Management Programs offers two types of International Business undergraduate programs. The first type is the Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business. In this program, the student completes the requirements of the Department of Management as well as the core business courses taken by all majors in the College of Business. The second type of program is a Bachelors of Science in Management with a concentration in International Business. The goal of the program is to provide students with a highly focused degree in the science of International Business.
FAU was joined at No. 25 by the University of Miami and the University of San Diego. The University of South Carolina was at the top of this year’s rankings, followed by Florida International University at No. 2.
“I am proud of this recognition for FAU and the work done by our director of the IB program, Len Treviño, and our excellent faculty,” said Daniel Gropper, Ph.D., dean of FAU’s College of Business. “South Florida is fortunate to have three business schools with IB programs ranked in the top 30.”
A full member in the Consortium for Undergraduate International Business Education, FAU’s International Business program enrolled 185 students during the 2018-2019 academic year, with 75 graduates. In the last two years, in addition to standing exchange and participation opportunities with schools in 13 countries, students in the program have had the ability to participate in College of Business faculty-led study abroad programs in Argentina, China, Costa Rica, South Africa and Uruguay.
Both a business field as well as a social science field, the international business major provides relevant training for a wide variety of careers. Graduates can look forward to many popular jobs: financial analyst, accountant, controller, project manager, business analyst, banker, business process consultant, or personal banker, to name a few. At the graduate level, in Fall 2020, the College of Business will reestablish a Master’s of International Business degree program.
“The ranking of our undergraduate IB program in the top 25 validates the work that has been underway for several years in the College of Business,” said Roland Kidwell, Ph.D., chair of FAU’s Department of Management Programs and DeSantis Distinguished Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship. “We are inspired by the recognition and will continue to improve our programs in international business.”
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About Florida Atlantic University: Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of critical areas that form the basis of its strategic plan: Healthy aging, biotech, coastal and marine issues, neuroscience, regenerative medicine, informatics, lifespan and the environment. These areas provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit www.fau.edu.