Saint Louis University Menu Search

Business School Receives National Ranking

Poets&Quants for Undergrads, the leading online publication for undergraduate business education news, unveiled its second annual Best Undergraduate Business Schools 2017 ranking and included Saint Louis University’s Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business as one of the top 82 business schools in the country.

Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business Fair

The Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business was one of two Missouri business schools to make this year's Poets&Quants list of the top 82 business schools nationwide. Submitted photo

The list is considered the one of the most comprehensive assessments of undergraduate business programs in the nation.

The magazine compiled the 2017 exclusive ranking based on a representative survey of 6,288 recent graduates and school-reported data. Students across the selected schools were surveyed on aspects of admissions standards, academic experience and employment placement. While the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accredits nearly 800 business schools worldwide, the 2017 Poets&Quants rankings represent just over 10 percent of AACSB accredited schools.

“We’re proud to be one of only two undergraduate business programs in Missouri to be included in the rankings,” Dean Mark Higgins, Ph.D., said. “The Chaifetz School of Business’s national ranking is a testament to the quality of our programs which make our graduates successful business leaders.”

SLU’s business school ranked 81st and was one of only two Missouri business schools to make the ranking.


Founded in 1910, the Chaifetz School is the oldest business school west of the Mississippi and is home to top-20 programs in entrepreneurship, international business and supply chain management and a top-25 program in accounting, according to U.S. News & World Report. The school graduates nearly 350 undergraduates and 150 graduates each year.