Mendoza School of Business

Business Fervor of U.S. Grads Survives Wall Street Crisis

Published: October 11, 2012 / Author: Frank Bass

The following is an excerpt from a Bloomberg article that quotes Interim Dean Roger Huang about the the high job-placement rate at the Mendoza College of Business. To read the entire article visit: Business Fervor of U.S. Grads Survives Wall Street Crisis

The worst financial crisis since the Great Depression did little to dampen U.S. students’ interest in commerce. The number of American college graduates holding business degrees jumped 6.2 percent from the end of the recession in 2009 to last year.

More than 12 million Americans, or one in five college graduates, have a business degree, according to data from theU.S. Census Bureau. Four times as many adults hold business degrees as liberal arts and history majors among the nation’s almost 59 million people who have undergraduate degrees.


Attention to liberal arts classes has helped boost the job-placement rate of the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, said Roger Huang, the college’s dean. Last year, 99 percent of business undergraduates had job offers, he said.

“There’s something we do here that the market likes,”said Huang, whose school in March was rated No. 1 among undergraduate business programs for the third consecutive year by Bloomberg Businessweek.


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