ERIC Number: EJ1038039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
An Investigation of U.S. Undergraduate Business School Rankings Using Data Envelopment Analysis with Value-Added Performance Indicators
Palocsay, Susan W.; Wood, William C.
Journal of Education for Business, v89 n6 p277-284 2014
"Bloomberg Businessweek" ranks U.S. undergraduate business programs annually. These rankings provide a convenient overall measure of quality, which is important in today's environment of concern about higher education costs and employment after graduation. Data envelopment analysis (DEA) has advantages over previous regression approaches in characterizing value added. The authors use a DEA approach to estimate relative efficiencies based on starting salaries and recruiter surveys, identifying some schools as overachievers relative to their "Bloomberg Businessweek" rankings. In particular, DEA-based reranking highlights the ability of some public institutions facing high student-faculty ratios to turn out well-regarded graduates with high starting salaries.
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Undergraduate Study, Regression (Statistics), Educational Quality, Data Analysis, Higher Education, Achievement Rating, Reputation, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Evaluation, Journal Articles, Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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