Six undergraduate business majors ranked among top 20 public programs by U.S. News

Terry College ranked 22nd overall and 12th among public business schools

Matt Weeks | Sep. 10, 2019

Six undergraduate business majors at the University of Georgia are ranked among the top 20 public programs in their specialties by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guidebook for 2020.

Overall, UGA’s Terry College of Business ranked 22nd for undergraduate education and 12th among public business schools.

“These rankings reaffirm the high-quality education that a Terry degree conveys across a broad base of business majors,” said Dean Benjamin C. Ayers. “Our goal has always been to prepare the next generation of business leaders to be vital contributors to their organizations and communities. The latest rankings reflect the growing respect our programs have earned.”

Terry’s Risk Management and Insurance program is the highest-ranked business specialization in the U.S. News ranking at No. 2 overall.

Five other programs also ranked among the nation’s best. Terry’s Marketing program rose 10 spots to No. 22 overall (16th among publics) – the highest rank for the college’s second-largest major in a decade.

Terry’s Real Estate program ranked 7th in the nation (4th among publics), Accounting ranked 17th (11th among publics), Management Information Systems matched Accounting at 17th (11th among publics) and the Finance program broke into the top 20 public programs to tie at 18th and No. 43 overall.

The University of Georgia also was rated among the nation’s top undergraduate destinations, at No. 16 in U.S. News’ latest list of Best Public Universities. This marks the fourth year in a row that UGA is ranked in the top 20.

Rankings are just one reflection of the Terry College’s commitment to undergraduate excellence. For the past three years, more than 95% of Terry undergraduates were employed full-time within three months of graduation.

U.S. News bases its business program rankings on reputational surveys of senior business faculty and deans at schools accredited by AACSB International.