While the Bloomberg BusinessWeek annual undergraduate business school ranking turned out few surprises, a peek into the student-survey based rankings of 139 of the nation's undergrad programs had a few unexpected results.
The article today states: "In the recent ranking, you would assume that Rensselaer Polytechnic's Lally School of Management and Technology, ranked No.43, is a middle-of-the-pack business program. You wouldn't know that the school ranks No.1 in both financial management and corporate strategy. Similarly, the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business, with an overall rank of 92, is nowhere near the top of the list. But in our 2011 undergraduate specialty ranking, it emerges as a leader in international education, taking the No. 2 rank in that category."
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