WMU ranks 68th in business education research, leads way in state

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WMU was the study's top-ranked Michigan institution.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—A recent study that measures the importance of research published in quality journals as well as research co-authorship ranks Western Michigan University 68th internationally in business and management education research, the highest rank of any Michigan institution.

About the study

The study, published in July in the Journal of Education for Business, ranked the top 100 institutions across the globe based on weighted scores reflecting journal quality and co-authorship. Other Michigan institutions on the list included the University of Michigan-Dearborn, with a weighted rank of 80, and Central Michigan University with a weighted rank of 90.

The authors investigated institutional productivity in business and management education research based on the analysis of 4,464 articles published by 7,210 authors across 17 business and management education journals over a 10-year period. The study involved 1,900 schools worldwide.

Departing from more traditional methods, the authors examined the business management education research field as a whole by including all traditional business disciplinary areas and producing two top 100 rankings—one based on the raw number of author publications and the other based on weighted scores reflecting journal quality and co-authorship.

A comprehensive view

At 68th, WMU also finished with a weighted rank above the likes of George Washington University, Clemson University, California Polytechnic State University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Texas A&M University.

The findings provide a comprehensive view of the top business management education research institutions in the United States and abroad.

"We are proud to be recognized in this study," says Dr. Satish Deshpande, interim dean of the Haworth College of Business. "The caliber of our faculty’s research and the impact it has on their students continues to put WMU on the list of top schools for business education."

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