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Chaifetz School Moves Into Poets&Quants Top-50 Undergraduate Business Schools in 2024 Rankings

For the fourth consecutive year, the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University has moved up in the Poets&Quants Best Undergraduate Business Schools Rankings, reaching an overall rank of No. 49 in the nation and moving into the top 50 for the first time. 

Students gather and work in the Cook Hall Atrium

Cook Hall is home to the Chaifetz School's nationally ranked undergraduate business programs. Poets&Quants for Undergrads ranked the Chaifetz School No. 49 on its list of the Best Undergraduate Business Schools of 2024.

Rankings in both career outcomes and academic experience improved over 2023, driving the overall increase. Chaifetz ranked No. 50 in the nation in each category for 2024.

Poets & Quants #49 Ranking BadgeAchieving a top-50 ranking is a milestone for the Chaifetz School and Saint Louis University, and accomplishes a major goal of Edward Jones Dean Barnali Gupta, Ph.D., who is retiring at the end of this academic year. 

“We are so pleased that Poets&Quants is giving formal recognition to what we already know — the Chaifetz School is one of the top business education programs in the country, one where our Jesuit identity and authentic focus to be where Mission Meets the Market are woven into the fabric of our community,” Dean Gupta said. “We have passionate, driven students who seek out meaningful opportunities; expert faculty who conduct nationally recognized research and bring unique experiences into their classrooms; and committed staff who support the mission. Our engaged and dedicated alumni support the school in myriad ways. It is all of us working together that makes this achievement possible. It is this entire community that is so deserving of this worthy recognition.”

Graph showing recent Poets&Quants starting at number 71 in 2022, 56 in 2023 and 49 in 2024Poets&Quants rankings are driven by data on admission standards and outcomes, academic opportunities and experiences, and career placements and mentorship.

The Chaifetz School offers 10 undergraduate majors and 13 minors to prepare students for successful careers. This includes a unique academic minor in service leadership, which gives students the tools to lead positive change through coursework, leadership workshops and dedicated engagement with local not-for-profits. Students can further differentiate themselves in the job market with micro-credentials verifying their in-demand skills as part of the Mission Meets the Market Digital Badge Program.

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Founded in 1910, the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University has shaped the future of industry for more than a century. As one of the oldest business schools west of the Mississippi, the Chaifetz School has built a reputation as a leader in business education committed to innovation, inclusion and impact and recognized with eight undergraduate and graduate programs nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report.