Dolan School voted among the best

Bloomberg Businessweek named Fairfield University’s Charles F. Dolan School of Business (DSB) among its top 100 undergraduate business schools in the nation for 2013. The selection comes after the Dolan School applied to be a part of the distinguished list for the first time.

“Being in the top 100 is an important recognition of the School’s accomplishments,” said Dr. Donald Gibson, dean and professor of management. “This is the result of the amazing work of our faculty, students, staff, and alumni, who are the heart of this School. We are ranked at 83rd — excellent for our first time on this much anticipated annual list.”

In addition to its inclusion on the Bloomberg list, the DSB maintained its accreditation with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

The Dolan School rated an “A” grade by students for teaching quality, and scored well as a “feeder” to highly ranked MBA graduate programs. Approximately 86,000 graduating seniors from participating schools responded to the survey.

Dean Gibson has worked with the faculty on a new vision and strategic plan focused on cultivating career-ready students. The School currently enrolls more than 1,200 students. Appearing on the Bloomberg/Businessweek list, noted Gibson, is a strong step in increasing market awareness of the School.

The profile on the Dolan School noted, “At the undergraduate level, in addition to their business coursework, students benefit from Fairfield’s robust arts and humanities core, which provides a well-rounded, socially and culturally relevant educational opportunity. This rich learning experience, coupled with a dedicated internship office and a variety of study abroad options, enable Dolan undergraduates to enter the marketplace well prepared and with distinct competitive advantages.