Lally School of Management & Technology
BusinessWeek Ranks Lally School in Top 50
BusinessWeek magazine recently ranked Rensselaer’s Lally School of Management & Technology at number 40 on its 2007 list of the nation’s 50 best undergraduate business programs. Rensselaer is one of nine new schools to be named to the list, which is in its second year of publication.
Additionally, the magazine positioned the Lally School at number two in its corporate strategy category, noting, “Rensselaer students are given a taste of the program’s strong emphasis on corporate strategy at RPI Discovery Day, where prospective undergraduates and their parents participate in a simulated executive briefing.”
“We are proud of our first-time ranking among the elite 50 universities in the nation,” says David Gautschi, dean of the Lally School. “Our undergraduate program creates leaders who are actively sought after by a wide variety of business organizations, and many of our graduates start their own businesses. This recognition demonstrates that we can bring the Lally School into the community of the very best business schools in the world.”
The BusinessWeek rankings measure schools in several areas, including recruitment of graduates, salary offers, and quality of academic programs.
More than 350 undergraduate students are enrolled in the Lally School. Students in the undergraduate program take courses in a number of areas that include finance, marketing, human behavior, information technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, operations management, and organizational analysis and development. In addition, students are encouraged to take courses from Rensselaer’s other schools in areas of cognitive science, humanities and social sciences, architecture, and computer science.
Participation in such courses provides students with a strong background in analytical reasoning, interpersonal skills, and an understanding of how to use technology to their competitive advantage in making business decisions, according to Gautschi.