By Marty Murad
The Center for World Class Universities at Shanghai Jiao Tong University recently recognized the Department of Economics at the Sam M. Walton College of Business in their ranking of 200 economics departments worldwide. The department fell into the 76-100 group among AACSB International-accredited schools, ranking in the group with the two highest ranked SEC economics departments, the University of Florida and the University of Georgia.
Bill Curington, chair of the Walton College economics department, said the global nature of the ranking is significant. “It means that our efforts to improve the reputation of the department are starting to pay off. That’s important because it opens doors for our students,” Curington said. “If our faculty and our department are well respected internationally, our students are recognized internationally.”