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These Michigan business schools are best in the country, U.S. News ranking says

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A trio of Michigan universities have business schools considered top-100 in the country, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings released on Tuesday, April 9.

The methodology, found here, weighs its scores primarily on student success after graduation, peer assessment and quality of students.

The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business ranked first in the state and tied for No. 12 in the nation, falling outside the top-10 after a No. 8 appearance in 2023. Columbia University in New York and Duke University (Fuqua) also placed 12th.

Stanford University and University of Pennsylvania’s programs were tied for first nationally.

UM was bolstered by high showings in many of its programs within the business school, including top-10 rankings for its accounting, entrepreneurship, executive MBA, finance, management, marketing, productions, operations, project management and supply chain logistics.

The Broad College of Business at Michigan State University ranked No. 41 overall. It was joined in the top-100 by the University of Detroit Mercy at No. 79.

No other Michigan universities are featured in the overall business school rankings, though numerous are ranked nationally for their part-time MBA programs. The methodology, which is most heavily weighed by peer assessment, for those rankings can be found here.

UM-Ann Arbor also ranked first in the state in those rankings and No. 6 in the country. Western Michigan University is ranked next at No. 101 overall.

UM-Dearborn ranked No. 110 in the nation, followed by Wayne State University in Detroit at No. 115. UM-Flint ranked next in the state with an overall No. 143 mark.

Oakland University and Grand Valley State University rounded out the top-200 at No. 166 and No. 191, respectively.

University of Detroit-Mercy ranked No. 207, Eastern Michigan University next at No. 210 and Central Michigan University slotted in at No. 221.

Lawrence Technological University in Southfield featured at No. 227, and the last Michigan university to make the list was Saginaw Valley State University at Nos. 244-269 overall.

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