Students at the University of Louisville College of Business experience programs ranked among the finest in the nation by leading publishing, business and academic organizations.

2013-14 High Ranks for Masters Programs

Eduniversal’s 2013-14 Best Masters has once again put the UofL College of Business in the top of the charts.  Out of 100 programs world-wide that made the list, our Entrepreneur MBA ranked #34.  Our Master in Accountancy program ranked #25 in North America. The full list can be found at

#9 in the US and #32 in the World!

Eduniversal  has ranked our Masters Program #9 in the US and #32 in the world for entrepreneurship. We are the #4 ranked public university in entrepreneurship in the US . The complete 2012-2013  list can be found at

#22 and #38 in North America

Eduniversal is a European-based organization that does global rankings of various masters programs. In their 2012-2013 report, our Master of Accountancy ranked #22 in North America and our Joint MBA/Master in Engineering scored a #38 in North America.

University of Louisville MBA Program Ranked #18 for 2012   is a website providing a consolidated look at rankings and school characteristics to help prospective MBA students choose their school.   The Rising Stars is a published ranking consisting of “the top 35 business schools which made significant steps in recent years.”  The ranking is based on noteworthy improvements, forum activity of students, internet activity among MBA students, long-term investments of business schools, and their strategic choices for the future.

Entrepreneurship MBA – Top 25 in the U.S.!

Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine annual rankings of the 25 best graduate programs in entrepreneurship has the UofL College of Business MBA program in entrepreneurship #20 in the U.S.!  This is based on surveys of nearly 2,000 schools.

#11 in the U.S. for our Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program!

Bloomberg Businessweek has ranked our undergraduate entrepreneurship program #11 in the U.S. this year!  BIG NEWS considering it has been estimated that there are over 800 programs in entrepreneurship in the U.S.  Some other notable entrepreneurship rankings include Carnegie Mellon (#14), Indiana (#21), Virginia (#26), Wharton (#47), and Michigan (#78) and Kentucky (#121).   Our economics department was ranked #65 in the area of microeconomics.  In macroeconomics, we are ranked #60, and information systems we are ranked #64.

CEO Magazine Ranks UofL Global MBA in the Top 40!

CEO Magazine recognized the UofL College of Business in the top 40 MBA program rankings in North America.  We are one of only 17 public universities in the top 40 schools, and the only Kentucky school included in the rankings.   (5/12)

Eduniversal ranks the UofL College of Business Entrepreneurship MBA #8 in the United States!

Universality, international recognition, quality, on these criteria, an International Scientific Committee has ranked for EDUNIVERSAL the 1 000 business schools and universities that count on Earth.  Eduniversal ranks masters programs in entrepreneurship on a global basis, i.e., what are the best programs worldwide.  Our Entrepreneurship MBA is ranked #28 in the world and #8 in the U.S. (1/2012)

Eduniversal ranks the UofL College of Business Masters in Accountancy #16 among public universities in the U.S.

Eduniversal ranks masters programs in accounting and auditing on a regional basis.  We are in the North American region, which includes the US and Canada.  Our Masters in Accountancy is ranked #30 in North America and #16 among public universities in the U.S.  (1/2012)

UofL College of Business Sales Program ranks among best in nation — again!

The 2012 Top Universities for Professional Sales Education was announced at the Sales Educators’ Academy last week at Rollins College.  The UofL College of Business Sales Program has once again been named among the finest in the world.  The Sales Education Foundation selects 60 universities in North America for this distinguished list of university sales programs.  Our program has been recognized for all six years since this ranking system began!

Business Week ranks UofL College of Business #7 in the South for Top Part-time MBA Programs!

The College of Business Part-Time MBA programs are ranked #35 overall, and #16 among public universities.  We are the #7 ranked school in the South (#5 among public universities).  This ranking places us solidly as the leading part-time MBA program in the region. (11/11)

We’re #6! UofL business school administration ranked among U.S. elite by The Princeton Review

The latest rankings from The Princeton Review places the UofL College of Business among the Top 10 “Best Administered” in the nation.  As complied from comparative research and a survey of more than 19,000 students at 294 business schools, The Princeton Review ranked the UofL College of Business #6 in the nation, one place behind Harvard University and ahead of the University of Michigan, Northwestern, Rice and Colorado State, among others.

College of Business CIS Faculty Ranked #49 in the World

The Association for Information Systems has recognized our faculty in the CIS area for achieved notable distinctions.  Manju Ahuja, Likoebe Maruping, and Matt Thatcher are listed among the top scholars in their disciplines based on publications in elite CIS journals. Rankings are based on the following selection:  Journals selected: ISR, JMIS, MISQ, Region selected: World Wide, and Sorted by: Normal Count. Overall, the College of Business Department of CIS is ranked #49 in the world, tied with a prestigious group of schools from around the world, and #39 in the U.S. (3/2012)

2012 US News undergraduate business rankings puts the College of Business in the top 7% of business schools in the U.S.

The 2012 undergraduate US News undergraduate business rankings were released today.  Once again we have good news to report.  Our overall ranking improved from #88 last year to #81 this year.  This places us among the top 7% of business schools in the U.S.  We are ranked #48 among public universities.   (9/11)

Global Champions! UofL’s TNG Pharmaceuticals named ‘best in the world’ at Venture Labs

TNG Pharmaceuticals, a new business developed by MBA students at the University of Louisville Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship, has won the 2011 Global Championship at  Venture Labs Investment Competition  (VLIC), the ‘Super Bowl’ of business plan competitions. (5/8/11)

Bloomberg Businessweek named UofL the top-ranked undergraduate business school in Kentucky

Bloomberg Businessweek named UofL the top-ranked undergraduate business school in Kentucky, posting the state’s highest Academic Quality ranking, best student/faculty ratio, highest SAT and ACT scores, and higher teaching quality scores than any other school. In tabulating its scores, BusinessWeek includes nine measures of student satisfaction, post graduation outcomes and academic quality. Nationally, out of approximately 1,500 U.S. business schools, UofL ranked #111 overall and #58 among public universities. (3/11)

College of Business Rates High in Undergraduate Rankings!

The 2012 undergraduate Bloomberg Business Week rankings have just been released.  Overall we are ranked #115, and come in #61 among public universities.  There are well over 1250 undergraduate business programs in the US.  On the dimension of academic quality we are ranked #85.  Our average SAT score is 1164 and our teaching quality was graded B.  (3/2012)

#40 Among All U.S. Public Business Schools

US News and World Report ranks the College of Business Part-Time MBA Programs #40 among all public university business schools in the U.S. (3/2012)

UofL team wins first place twice in a row at UC Spirit of Enterprise Graduate Business Plan Competition

For the second year in a row, a UofL College of Business team won first place at the UC Spirit of Enterprise Graduate Business Plan Competition. The team, Kentucky Chia, took home the $10,000 Champion Award and an automatic bid to the 2012 Venture Labs Investment Competition in Austin, TX, otherwise known as the ‘Super Bowl’ of business plan competitions. (2/2012)

UofL Team takes top award in Ballard Morton New Venture Competition

Kentucky Chia, a team of UofL Entrepreneurship MBA students, took top awards in the 15th annual Ballard Morton New Venture Competition.  The group will use their winnings to continue development of their concepts as they prepare for the 2012 business plan competition circuit. (10/2011)

One of the top Part-Time MBA Programs in the Country

Our Part-Time MBA programs offer a fast-track solution for working professionals and others who want to earn an MBA in spite of their demanding schedule. New 2012 rankings by U.S. News & World Report for part-time MBA programs placed UofL #59 overall and #29 among public universities.

U.S. News & World Report honors grad programs

2010 rankings by U.S. News & World Report magazine place the College of Business graduate programs among the nation’s finest entrepreneurship and part-time MBAs. Of more than 1000 part-time programs around the country, 203 were ranked in the report.  The College of Business Professional MBA ranked #28 among public universities and #58 overall, tied with schools including the University of Connecticut, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Utah and Vanderbilt.  The college’s Entrepreneurship MBA also received high marks, ranking #12 among public universities and #31 overall.

The College of Business in US News and World Report’s top 7%

In the 2011 US News & World Report rankings, the college ranks in the top 7% of all undergraduate business programs in the U.S. and among the top 50 public universities. In our core area of entrepreneurship, the college ranks #17 out of more than 800 programs and #9 among public universities.

College of Business Introduces New Innovative MBA

We introduced an innovative, accelerated 13-month Full-Time MBA that includes an 11-month paid internship and a two-week international education experience.  The unique program is designed for recent graduates with little or no career work experience and working professionals in career transition.

Ranked as one of top Colleges in the US

For the fifth consecutive year, in 2010 The Princeton Review identified the college as one of the “Best Business Schools” in the U.S.

Winning Grad and Undergrad Students!

Our 2010 graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship students won more than $100,000 in regional, national and international business plan competitions in 2010.  Two teams—NanoMark Therapeutics and CALMsenior—were among the 39 teams out of a possible 600+ teams that advanced to Global Moot Corp competition, with NanoMark finishing #8 in the world and winning honors for Best Business Plan Presentation.

Best in the US!

Bloomberg BusinessWeek ranked the college among the best in the U.S. — #62 among all public universities and #110 overall out of more than 1250 undergraduate business programs for 2010.  In the South region, the college ranked #14 among public universities.

USASBE National Model PhD Entrepreneurship Program

The U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship named us the 2010 National Model PhD Entrepreneurship Program.

It’s the first time since 2004 the prestigious honor has been awarded. Previously the College of Business received the USASBE National Model MBA Entrepreneurship Program award.

#14-ranked Part-Time MBA Program

In its 2009 rankings for Part-Time MBA programs, BusinessWeek ranks us #14 in the nation among public universities and #2 in the South. Among all universities we ranked #34, in front of such notable schools as Texas, University of Washington, Georgetown, Arizona State, Washington University, UC-Davis, William and Mary, Minnesota, Florida, Wisconsin and others.

#16-ranked Graduate Entrepreneurship program

For 2009, The Princeton Review/Entrepreneur Magazine ranked our Entrepreneurship MBA #16 in the nation, up from #21 one year ago. Our program ranked #7 among public university programs in entrepreneurship and #3 among programs in the South. Other schools in the top 25 include Babson, University of Southern California, Tulane, Rice, University of Washington, University of Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Syracuse, Northwestern and UNC-Chapel Hill. Our program ranked ahead of programs at the University of Chicago, Washington University, University of Oregon, SMU and Wake Forest.

#15-ranked Undergraduate Entrepreneurship program

U.S. News and World Report ranks our Undergraduate Entrepreneurship Program #15 in the nation and #9 among public universities.  Overall, the College of Business was ranked in the Top 50 business schools among public, state universities, placing it in the top 7 percent of all U.S. business schools.  No other colleges in the Kentuckiana region were included in the rankings.

#5-ranked Entrepreneurship Researcher

A study ranking individual entrepreneurship research excellence named Prof. James Fiet, our Brown-Forman chair in entrepreneurship, the fifth most-prolific researcher in the United States and the eighth most-prolific in the world.  The research by Howard University and Morgan State University covered the period from 1995 through 2006.

Top-20 in Entrepreneurship Faculty Research

In the 2009 World Rankings for Entrepreneurship Research Productivity, the entrepreneurship faculty at the UofL College of Business Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship earned a Top 20-ranking, tying with a host of other leading entrepreneurship schools including Babson, INSEAD (France), Georgia Tech, Southern Methodist University, Instituto de Empresa (Spain), and North Carolina State. The rankings are based on research compiled by the Neely School of Business at Texas Christian University.

Top-26 ranked in Entrepreneurship Programs

In its 2008 list of America’s Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs, Fortune Small Business magazine ranked the UofL program among its Top 26.

Top-50 ranked in Entrepreneurship MBA Programs

In 2008, Women 3.0 magazine named the UofL Graduate Entrepreneurship Program among its Top 50.

Top-50 Undergraduate Business Program

In its 2008 survey, BusinessWeek named the college one of the Top 50 undergraduate business programs in the U.S. The magazine ranked the college #11 among public universities in the south, #16 among all universities in the south and #49 among all public universities in the U.S. Out of 1200 programs nationwide, the college ranked in the top 7 percent.

1st Place Triple for our CIS Students

In 2010, for the third time in five years, students in the college’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) program took first place in the Southeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. The team finished second in national competition.

Top Finance Students won $50,000 Challenge!

Seniors in the finance program’s Capstone class won the $50,000 Sterne Agee Investment Challenge, besting leading schools in the southeast and earning additional funds for student scholarships.

Education Abroad Opportunities!

The college expanded international education opportunities in 2010 with new grants and scholarships for students and the establishment of relationships with 17 leading universities across Europe and Asia.


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