Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

MU's Trulaske College of Business in the nation's Top 50 undergraduate programs

(September 12, 2012) The Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri climbed to #47 in this year's US News & World Report rankings of public and private undergraduate business programs, placing the college among the top seven percent overall. The 2012 findings mark a significant eight-slot jump for the college from last year's #55 rank. Of public institutions, the college is #28. Annually, deans of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredited schools rank the more than 650 institutions in the US News & World Report survey.

"These rankings are great feedback on our progress," said Joan Gabel, Robert J. Trulaske, Sr. Dean. "We have made the investment in our students through the Professional Development Program and Business Career Services and we have made the investment in our faculty and their research. We are proud of our accomplishments but will continue to develop new, innovative programs as we monitor the market and respond to areas of unmet demand. What you see in our rankings is the result of that collective, positive momentum."

The Trulaske College of Business enrolls more than 4,200 students in its undergraduate programs which include Accountancy, Finance, Management, and Marketing. The college's academics are based on the 3D Learning Model — a combination of relevant courses, out-of-classroom learning, and applied experiences built on a solid core curriculum.

In conjunction with rigorous academic study, each student participates in professional development workshops and activities to prepare them for a required internship. Students are provided personalized feedback on their progress with a proprietary 360-degree assessment conducted to evaluate their achievements. As a result, Business Career Services notes positive trends in job placement for graduates.