Mendoza College ranked No. 1 for ethics in Bloomberg Businessweek specialty rankings

Author: Julie Hail Flory

Mendoza College of Business

The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame earned top 10 rankings in 10 of 14 business specialty categories in the 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek annual ranking of the “Best Undergraduate Business Programs by Specialty,” released May 9.

The results included a first-place ranking in ethics, a No. 2 spot in sustainability, and fifth-place rankings in both accounting and calculus.

Other specialties earning top 10 spots included: macroeconomics, No. 6; microeconomics, No. 7; business law, No. 8; financial management, No. 9; and marketing and operations management, both ranked No. 10.

The specialty rankings are calculated using survey data collected as part of Bloomberg Businessweek’s annual ranking of the top undergraduate business programs. Mendoza received the overall No. 1 ranking in the 2011 survey for the second consecutive year.

Senior business students from the participating schools were asked to assign grades to their business programs in the 14 specialty areas: quantitative methods, operations management, ethics, sustainability, calculus, microeconomics, macroeconomics, accounting, financial management, marketing management, business law and corporate strategy. Based on those grades, scores were calculated for each of the ranked schools in each area.

The full Bloomberg Businessweek story, including complete rankings in each specialty, is available here.

The Mendoza College tied with Emory University’s Goizueta Business School for the most top 10 specialty rankings.

The Mendoza College of Business currently enrolls 1,759 undergraduate students in four departments: accountancy, finance, management and marketing. After completing the University’s innovative First Year of Studies program, Notre Dame business majors enter the Mendoza College in their sophomore year.

The Mendoza College also offers graduate degree programs – including a master of business administration, executive master of business administration, master of science in accountancy, and master of nonprofit administration – as well as non-degree executive education and nonprofit professional development programs.

Contact: Carol Elliott, director of newswriting, Mendoza College of Business, 574-631-2627,

Originally published by Carol Elliott at on May 16, 2011.