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UB Management School Ranked as 13th Best Regional Business School

By Mark Scott

Buffalo, NY – The University at Buffalo's School of Management is once again ranked as one of North America's top business schools by the "Wall Street Journal."

The Management School was ranked 13th among the top regional business schools, up two slots from last year. The school's dean, John Thomas, said the rankings are based on feedback from corporate recruiters.

"It's a unique ranking. It's one we feel good about because it's based on how corporate recruiters, representing the companies that hire our students, view the school and our students," Thomas said. "It's a validation of of what we do."

Thomas said the recruiters view UB management students as "energetic and very well prepared." He admits the ranking is something to brag about. But he also said it results in some real benefits for the Management School.

"The number one benefit is the opportunity this ranking has for us in terms of attracting even better students," Thomas said. "Students are attracted to business schools not only because of the value of the education but because of the opporunity they'll have to get a good position when starting their careers."

Thomas said the ranking also helps in attracting faculty. He said prospective professors want to come to a ranked school because they know the students will be good and the teaching experience positive.