Rankings, Reputation, & Accreditation

Information on the Bryan School of Business and Economics’ rankings,
reputation, accreditation and student body academic achievement
and employment performance.

Undergraduate Majors
  • Business Administration – Online (#11 – College Values Online)
  • Economics (#15 – College Factual)
  • CARS Retail Studies (#20 – Fashion-Schools.org)
  • CARS Apparel Design (#26 – Fashion-Schools.org)
  • Entrepreneurship (#27 – College Factual)
  • Information Systems (#29 – College Factual)
  • Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality (#35 – College Factual)
  • International Business (#49 – College Factual)
  • Management (Top 10% – College Factual)
  • Marketing (Top 10% – College Factual)
Graduate Degree Programs National Rankings
  • Information Technology Online Public University in the U.S.
    (#14 – US News)
  • Information Technology Online in the U.S. (#23 – US News)
  • MBA Part-time Public University in the U.S. (#79 – US News)
Current Regional, State Rankings and Accolades
  • Fashion Merchandising Program (#4 in the South, Fashion-Schools.org)
  • Fashion Design Program (#4 in the South, Fashion-Schools.org)
  • M.S. Information Technology & Management (#10 Best Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Program in the 12 States in the South, US News)
  • Part-time MBA Program among Public Universities (#24 in the 12 states in the South, US News)
  • Part-time MBA Program among Public Universities in NC (#3, US News)
  • M.S. Information Technology & Management  (#2 Online Graduate Computer Information Technology Program in North Carolina, US News)
  • Business Administration Major – Online (#2 in NC – College Values Online)
Accolades
  • Military Times Best for Vets Bryan School
  • Princeton Review Best Business Schools (continuously since 2000)
Other Recent Rankings
  • #2 Most FT Female MBA Students (US News, 2015)
  • #13 Part-time MBA Program in the U.S. (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2013-2015)
  • #4 Public university Part-time MBA Program in the U.S. (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2013-2015)
  • #12 MS in IT Program (Online) in the U.S. (US News, 2015)
  • #14 MS in IT Program (Online) in the U.S. (College Factual, 2015)
Faculty Accolades
  • Dr. Bill Harden, Associate Professor of Accounting, received the 5.0 Discussion Leader Award from the NC Association of CPAs.  The award is given to discussion leaders (trainers) who score a perfect 5.0 on participant evaluations.
  • Two Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies PhD students, Lina Ceballos and Victoria Brown, received Paper of Distinction awards at the 2015 ITAA annual conference.
  • Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies PhD student Tara Konya, was awarded the ITAA Marjorie Joseph Fellowship for Beginning Doctoral Students.
  • Dr. Lakshmi Iyer, Associate Professor of Information Systems, (ISSCM) received the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award in 2015.  Dr. Iyer also received the Leadership award for significant contributions to Association of Information Systems (AIS) Special Interest Group in Decision Support and Analytics (SIGDSA) in the 2015-2016 academic year.
  • Dr. Kwasi Amoako-Gyampah, Professor of Supply Chain Management, (ISSCM) was named the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow, Institute of International Education (IIE), 2015.
  • Dr. Dianne Welsh, Hayes Professor of Entrepreneurship, (MEHT) was a Fulbright Professor at Vienna University School of Economics and Business, in Austria.

AACSB

Accreditation
  • The Bryan School is one of only 183 business schools in the world that is accredited in both business and accounting by AACSB, the premier accrediting body for business schools in the world.
Quick Facts:
  • Largest business school in the Piedmont Triad and the 3rd largest in the state of North Carolina.
  • 3214 undergraduate students
  • 464 graduate students
  • 3678 Total enrollment (as of Fall 2015)
Persistence (Retention)
Year Entered 2011 2012 2013 2014
Percentage Returned for Next Year 72.8 73.8 82.8 79.4

Percentage of Bryan School enrollees returning to UNC Greensboro for their second year.

Graduate Employment 2015-2016 Master’s Students (Full-time) Master’s Students (Part-time)
Accepted Employment by Graduation 47 2
Accepted Employment within 3 Months 2 0
Accepted Employment within 6 Months 2 0
Total Not Seeking Employment – Continuing Education 4 0
Total Already Employed at Graduation 18 13
Continuing Search 18 0
No Information Provided 25 6
Total: 116 21

Data cover December and May Commencements and are updated periodically to meet University, Accreditation, and Government reporting requirements.

Undergraduate Employment 2015-2016 Undergraduate Students
Accepted Employment by Graduation 126
Accepted Employment within 3 Months 12
Accepted Employment within 6 Months 3
Starting Own Business 9
Total Already Employed at Graduation 43
Total Not Seeking Employment – Continuing Education 20
Continuing Search 103
No Information Provided 191
Total: 507

Data cover December and May Commencements and are updated periodically to meet University, Accreditation, and Government reporting requirements.