Number 10 in Econ & Business

U of M Ranks No. 10 in Business and Economics Worldwide

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The University of Minnesota has moved up five places to rank at number 10 on the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) in the subject field of Economics/Business. The achievement recognizes the quality of faculty in both the Carlson School and the College of Liberal Arts Department of Economics. The University is one of only two public schools to rank among the top 10 in the category, and is the highest ranked Big Ten school. 

“I’ve often said that our faculty are among the most creative and productive researchers in the world,” says Carlson School Dean Sri Zaheer. “This ranking, like others before it, further validates the impact our faculty and their research is having.”

For more on Carlson School faculty research, check out Discovery at Carlson.

About the rankings

ARWU is conducted by researchers at the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. More than 1,200 universities are ranked by ARWU each year in five subject fields: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Economics/Business. The Economics/Business subject ranks universities along five dimensions: the percentage of papers published in the top 20 percent journals of economics/business, papers indexed in the Social Science Citation Index in economics/business fields, number of highly cited researchers, number of alumni winning Nobel Prizes in Economics, and the number of staff winning Turing Awards in Computer Science.