BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University, the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Kelley School of Business rank 24th worldwide and 14th nationally in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of “Best Global Universities for Economics and Business.”
Unlike U.S. News’ other rankings of degree programs, this ranking primarily ranks business schools on the basis of faculty research and academic reputation. Methodology included measurements of papers that are among the top 1 percent cited, regional and international research reputation and number of publications by faculty.
In addition to the overall rankings, our economics and business research ranked:
- Third overall in terms of programs at public U.S. universities and No. 1 in Indiana.
- Third among Big Ten universities (Michigan, 12th; Northwestern 14th)
- 12th worldwide in the number of highly cited papers that were among the top 1 percent most cited
- 14th worldwide in the number of publications that are among the 10 percent most cited
- 16th worldwide in terms of the percentage of total publications that are among the 10 percent most cited
- 18th worldwide in total citations
- 21st worldwide in normalized citation impact
- 23rd worldwide in percentage of highly cited papers that were among the top 1 percent most cited
“This ranking reflects the meaningful and remarkable contributions that Kelley School faculty make each day to broadening knowledge and understanding through their research activities and their collaborations with colleagues worldwide,” said Idalene “Idie” Kesner, dean of the Kelley School and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management.
“In addition to these rankings, we hear from corporate partners who comment on how often our professors across business disciplines inform their companies’ strategies and operations and contribute to their success,” Kesner said. “And because faculty members’ research often is integrated into the courses they or others teach, their work ensures our students stay on the cutting edge, preparing students to add value right away in their careers.”
Rick Van Kooten, executive dean of the IU College of Arts + Sciences and professor of physics, noted the broad scope of economic understanding fostered among faculty in the Department of Economics.
“The Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences prides itself on the quality of its cutting-edge research and graduate education. It is internationally recognized for its frontier research in areas such as macro- and monetary economics, financial econometrics, experimental economics, and international trade,” Van Kooten said. “The department maintains close connections to the Kelley School of Business in faculty research as well as graduate and undergraduate education. These deep connections exemplify the collaborative engagement between the College and KSB.”
The new rankings of business and economics programs were issued Oct. 26 with U.S. News’ Best Global Universities Rankings and IU was ranked 141st among 1,750 top universities across Africa, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Europe and Latin America and from more than 90 countries. Other subject rankings of IU programs included 39th overall for Arts and Humanities and 67th worldwide for social sciences and public health and for psychiatry/psychology.