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Lally School of Management & Technology

BusinessWeek Ranks Lally Among
Top Business Programs

BusinessWeek has ranked the Lally School of Management & Technology 26th in the nation among the magazine’s 2008 list of top 50 undergraduate business programs. The Lally School also is ranked as one of the top five in the Northeast, and the program came in at number 19 on the list of private institutions offering students the biggest return on their investment. BusinessWeek also ranked Lally as number one in the area of corporate strategy.

Last year, the Lally School was one of nine new schools to be named to BusinessWeek’s list, making its debut at number 40.

“The Lally School is proud of its continued 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 the Lally School competes with the very best business schools in the world.”

To identify the best undergraduate business programs, BusinessWeek used nine distinctive measures, including surveys of nearly 80,000 business majors at 127 schools and more than 600 corporate recruiters. The rankings measure schools in several areas, including teaching quality, student services, recruitment of graduates, salary offers, number of graduates each program sends onto the pre-eminent MBA programs, and quality of academic programs, among others.

Recently, the Lally School launched the M.S. in Commercialization of Technology, in collaboration with Albany Law School. Students come mainly from Rensselaer’s undergraduate programs in management; biomedical engineering; materials science; architecture; computer science; design, innovation, and society; and cognitive psychology. Upon completion of at least 30 graduate credits, students have the option of taking their new technologies to market as start-up entrepreneurs, pursuing Albany Law’s M.S. degree in Legal Studies—Concentration in Technology Transfer, or working for 12 months in a technology-related industry and then returning to Rensselaer for another year to earn an MBA.

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