Business Department receives national distinction

Business Department receives national distinction

Fiske-2014-Feature-1PC was one of only 38 colleges in the nation to be designated a “Small College Strong in Business” in the 2014 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The newest version of the Fiske Guide contains 336 colleges and universities overall.

“This is confirmation from an objective viewpoint of the track record of success that our graduates have demonstrated in graduate school and in their careers in business and entrepreneurship,” said Norman Scarborough, the William Henry Scott III Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship.

The Fiske Guide includes the list of small colleges strong in business along with eight other lists of “colleges and universities with unusual strength” in pre-professional areas.

“As faculty, we spend a great deal of time working with our students in small classes and individually to develop their talents and encourage their innate curiosity,” Scarborough said. “Business Administration has been the most popular major on campus for many decades, and this recognition from the Fiske Guide shows why.”

To determine the colleges that are strong in business and other pre-professional areas, Fiske examines the strongest majors at each college and weighs data from questionnaires against the selectivity and overall academic quality of each institution.

“We are pleased that the Fiske Guide has recognized our department’s ongoing efforts to give our students the best education that we can in the fields of economics, business administration, and entrepreneurship,” Scarborough said.