Dean of the College of Business Raju Balakrishnan

By MICHAEL FOSSBAKK, Staff Writer

Dean of the College of Business Raju Balakrishnan
Dean of the College of Business Raju Balakrishnan

University of Michigan-Dearborn’s College of Business (COB) was recently recognized in the U.S. News & World Report’s national rankings of top online graduate management programs, ranking third in Michigan and 58 out of 225 nationally, tying with East Carolina University, Jackson State University and Norwich University.

“We’ve always been one of the early proponents of the online programs,” College of Business Dean Raju Balakrishnan said. “So, it’s great that U.S. News & World Report has chosen to recognize our efforts.”

The college was also recognized in September by U.S. News & World Report for having one of the best undergraduate business programs in Michigan as well as a top part-time M.B.A. program in the past four years.

U.S. News & World Report ranks schools based on student engagement, which accounts for 33% in the ranking system, admissions selectivity at 20%, peer reputation at 20%, faculty credentials and training at 13.5%, and student services and technology at 13.5%.