SUNY New Paltz School of Business on the rise in national rankings

By Valerine Gomez Beco ’21

The School of Business at SUNY New Paltz earned recognition in two national publications in recent weeks: a list of the 50 best international business schools in the U.S., and a “Best Value” ranking of the nation’s programs in accounting.

The College’s accounting program was ranked #17 out of 601 evaluated programs on a “Best Value for the Money” list published by College Factual, a leading resource for prospective students and families looking for their best fit in higher education.

Their “Best Value” methodology focuses on “the average yearly cost of the school, the average time students take to graduate, and the quality the school provides to students,” to rank the value of these programs.

Their formula found New Paltz in the top 5% nationwide and number three overall in New York State. The ranking list noted that alumni who earn a degree in accounting from SUNY New Paltz earn an average of $48,205 early in their careers and $84,339 for mid-career, both above the national average for accounting majors.

SUNY New Paltz offers a Bachelor of Science in Accounting program and an MBA in Public Accountancy to prepare students for positions in industry, government and nonprofit organizations.

A new publication from identified the top 50 schools with strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in International Business. SUNY New Paltz appeared at #40 in the nation for its programs and opportunities.

The methodology evaluates student surveys, data available through the Department of Education, and benefits offered by the schools. Only colleges and universities with accredited programs were eligible; the SUNY New Paltz School of Business qualifies via its accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International.

Study’s evaluation of New Paltz noted that “the school’s Business Advisory Council and the Business Institute both work to connect students with the Hudson Valley business community, and the Council can help you find internships and job placements.”

They also cited the Institute for International Business, a summer-session curriculum for international students that includes an internship placement in New York City.

The Bachelor of Science in International Business program offered by SUNY New Paltz teaches students about the growing complexities of international competition while challenging them to think globally about business issues.

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