Detroit Mercy’s undergraduate business programs achieve national rank in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 rankings

September 14, 2021

Two undergraduate programs in University of Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration achieved national rankings in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” 2022 edition. The rankings were released Sept. 13.

Detroit Mercy’s Management program was ranked No. 27 in the United States, marking the eighth consecutive year it has achieved a top 30 ranking, while the Finance program was No. 42 nationally.

“Our top 30 ranking in Management reflects our decades-long leadership in the field, as well as the recent addition of our Center for Practice & Research in Management & Ethics (PRIME Center),” said Joseph G. Eisenhauer, dean of the College of Business Administration. “Likewise, our national ranking in Finance reflects the performance of our students in worldwide investment competitions, their successful management of our student-run portfolio (the Majestic Fund) in our Financial Markets Lab, and our new Charlton Center for Responsible Investing, which assists students in gaining internships and industry credentials.”

As a whole, Detroit Mercy ranked among the top 200 national universities, earning a No. 187 rank in the National Universities category. This is the third year in a row that Detroit Mercy has ranked high in this newly designated category. Michigan had 12 other universities ranked in this category, with Detroit Mercy ranked fourth highest in the state and the highest ranked private university. 

These new national rankings follow several impressive developments for Detroit Mercy’s College of Business Administration over the past three years.

Beginning this year, Detroit Mercy College of Business Administration graduates will have the opportunity to take free courses for the rest of their lives at other Jesuit business schools. Known as the Jesuit Promise for Lifelong Learning, the agreement among 17 institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) grants alumni of business programs the opportunity to audit courses, up to the level of their earned degree, at any of the signatory business schools, without paying tuition.

Eisenhauer believes initiatives like The Jesuit Promise for Lifelong Learning have a positive impact on College of Business Administration alumni, helping to “further enhance the value of their Detroit Mercy degrees.”

This fall, the College’s Charlton Center for Responsible Investing will officially open during its Business Leadership Awards event. The Center is designed to promote academic excellence and provide leading experiential training to students pursuing careers in the investment and investment-related financial services industry.

In addition, the College’s PRIME Center initiated a speaker series that featured Denise Morrison, former president and CEO of Campbell Soup, as the inaugural presenter in February 2020, and is currently sponsoring an essay contest on business ethics, in which high school students can win generous cash prizes and scholarships. The new PRIME Center Studio allows students to study teamwork and leadership using state-of-the-art technology.

Earlier this year, Detroit Mercy’s MBA program achieved a high national ranking in the 2022 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Graduate School Rankings,” which was released in March.

The MBA program ranked No. 25 in the nation for Management. This is the seventh year in a row that Detroit Mercy’s MBA program has been ranked among the nation’s top 25 graduate management programs.

U.S. News & World Report’s undergraduate business program rankings are based solely on peer assessment surveys. The report only considers undergraduate programs accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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