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Kogod Climbs U.S. News Ranking of Best Undergraduate Business Schools

By Jackie Sauter

U.S. News Best Undergraduate Business Program Kogod School of Business American University

New undergraduate business students listen to an alumni speaker during Academic Welcome, August 24, 2012.

In a just-released ranking of undergraduate business schools, the Kogod School of Business climbed to No. 56, 13 places over its ranking the previous year.

Kogod was also ranked No. 23 in a specialty ranking of International Business programs.

The ranking is based solely on a survey of deans and senior faculty at peer schools across the country.

"We are pleased that our peers have recognized the quality education that our students receive," said Dean Michael J. Ginzberg. "The peer acknowledgement is mirrored by a steady increase in the popularity of our courses among undergraduates."

The U.S. News & World Report ranking also placed American University at No. 77 on the broader ranking of undergraduate institutions.

To be eligible for the business ranking, the program must be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the highest standard for business schools worldwide. A full explanation of the methodology can be found here.

Kogod offers a range of undergraduate business degrees, including Business Administration; Accounting; Finance; Business, Language, and Culture; and Business and Music. Many American University students also choose one of seven business minors.