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College of Business named an undergrad business school to watch in 2020

Lipscomb is leading the way in business education.

Kim Chaudoin  | 

Students in a business classroom

Lipscomb University’s College of Business has been named one of ten undergraduate business schools in the nation to watch in 2020 by Poets & Quants for Undergrads, the leading online publication for undergraduate business education news. 

Joining Lipscomb University’s College of Business in the top undergraduate business schools to watch are Bucknell University, Freeman College of Management; Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business; Hult International Business School; New York University, Stern School of Business; Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business; University of Evansville, Schroeder School of Business; University of Michigan, Ross School of Business; University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School; and University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. This is Lipscomb’s debut on the watch list.

“It is great to see that we are no longer a best kept secret,” said Ray Eldridge, dean of the College of Business. “The staff and faculty are intentionally focused on our mission. They are committed to the pursuit of excellence and this is reaping rewards for our students, alumni and the university community. We are committed to making the College of Business even better through our constant innovation and business engagement.”

In an article released this morning by Poets & Quants for Undergrads, the organization cited Lipscomb’s focus on instilling in students from an early stage an entrepreneurial spirit. 

“At Lipscomb University, students learn business by starting their own companies as freshmen. At the same time, they experience the connection between business and society by supporting entrepreneurs in the community,” the article states. “In fact, the program is so entrepreneurial that it kicks off with an Introduction to Entrepreneurship course where student teams build their own businesses. Later on, many students head out into the community to help fledgling entrepreneurs launch their businesses. Such activities reveal the true purpose of the program, where business is a mission to create a positive and lasting social impact in the local community…and far beyond.”

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In December, Lipscomb’s College of Business was ranked for the fourth consecutive year the top undergrad program in Tennessee and to be ranked nationally. Lipscomb jumped from 86th to 46th in the 2020 Best Undergraduate Business Schools ranking, considered the most comprehensive assessment of undergraduate business programs in the country. In the 2020 P&Q alumni survey, Lipscomb graduates were asked how likely they were to recommend their alma mater on a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being the highest possible score). Lipscomb scored a near-perfect 9.93 average. 

The College of Business at Lipscomb University is recognized nationally as a leader in business education. This is the latest recognition for Lipscomb’s College of Business. Its accounting program was ranked the top program in Tennessee and among the top 10 percent in the nation in the 2019 College Factual rankings. It is the third year Lipscomb’s accounting program has been named the top program in Tennessee. The department of accounting also earned a ranking of 14th in the nation and number one in the state of Tennessee for the second consecutive year for Best Accounting Programs for Veterans. The college has been named the No. 1 Undergraduate Business Program in Tennessee in 2016 and 2017 by both Bloomberg Business Week and Poets & Quants and the No. 2 part-time MBA program in Tennessee in 2016 by Bloomberg Business Week. In addition, it was named the No. 1 accounting program in Tennessee and No. 2 in the nation in 2017 by Christian Universities Online. 

Other recent honors include: No. 2 Part-time MBA program in TN, Top 50 in the Nation (Bloomberg/Businessweek) - 2015; No. 1 accounting program in TN and top 10% in the Nation (College Online) - 2018; No. 1 Christian Accounting program in TN, #2 program in the Nation (Christian Universities Online) - 2017; No. 2 Bachelor's in Human Resources Degree program in TN and #26 in the Nation (College Choice) - 2016 and 2018; No. 1 in Tennessee and No. 36 in the Nation International Business Degree (College Choice) - 2017; and Top 50 marketing program in the Nation (College Choice) - 2016.

About the Lipscomb University College of Business
Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, one of the two largest business-accrediting bodies in the world, Lipscomb University’s College of Business is recognized throughout the region and the nation as an outstanding source of highly skilled and highly trustworthy business leaders.

The College of Business offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and undergraduate degrees in accounting, finance, management and marketing. Graduate studies programs include the Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy, Master of Health Care Administration (MHA), Master of Management: Career Accelerator and Master of Management: Health Care.

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