Professor Eddy Ng talks to students in management class

Bucknell Freeman College of Management Tops Poets&Quants Post-Graduation Business Employment Rankings

January 25, 2021

by Mike Ferlazzo

Eddy Ng, James and Elizabeth Freeman Professor of Management, speaks with students in his class prior to the pandemic. Photo by Emily Paine, Communications

Bucknell University's Freeman College of Management is the top business school in the nation where students get their desired post-graduation jobs according to a ranking announced last week by Poets&Quants for Undergrads, a leading news website dedicated to the coverage of undergraduate business education.

A perfect 100% of Bucknell's Freeman College Class of 2018 graduates who responded to Poets&Quants alumni survey reported landing their first jobs in a desired industry. Bucknell graduates also had the highest rate of 2018 graduates reporting first jobs at their desired companies at 92.31%. The overall average of industry and company was 96.16% for Bucknell.

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Raquel Alexander, dean of the Freeman College of Management. Photo by Emily Paine, Communications

"Our educational mission is always to prepare our students the best we can for successful post-graduation employment in their desired industry," says Raquel Alexander, dean of the Freeman College of Management. "You can't do any better than receiving a perfect score from our graduates and being ranked first among undergraduate business schools and colleges in terms of post-graduate employment. I'm very proud of what this ranking represents for our college, faculty and students in terms of career outcomes."

Based on the responses to the alumni survey, which ran from June to November 2020, Poets&Quants for Undergrads also ranked the Freeman College of Management first nationally for faculty availability, second for academic experience and teaching quality, and third for academic advising.

"At Bucknell, we expect our faculty to be expert scholars and great teachers — and to open the door to students in both aspects of their work," Alexander says. "As a small university with a 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio, we know our students by name, and they get to know us as they work alongside us. Those relationships can open doors that take our students to incredible places."

The Freeman College of Management offers transformative business experiences and educational opportunities grounded in the liberal arts. It is home to more than 600 students and more than 40 faculty and staff. Through small class sizes and close relationships with faculty, students receive individual attention and mentoring that fosters success. The college offers majors in accounting; business analytics; finance; global management; management & organizations; managing for sustainability; and markets, innovation & design, as well as minors in real estate and management.

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