Robert J. Trulaske Sr., College of Business, University of Missouri

Mizzou Business News

Trulaske ranked No. 46 by Poets & Quants

The Trulaske College of Business is among the very best in the country for undergraduates, according to the 2016 rankings from Poets & Quants. The college entered the Poets & Quants ranking at No. 46 among more than 700 AACSB-accredited business schools.

Among the chief factors for Trulaske’s success is its high number of job and internship placements. The college prepares and then places 100 percent of its undergraduate students in internships through the Professional Development Program to provide hands-on experiences before graduation. Business Career Services then pairs students with prospective employers to create an effective pipeline of new talent into the market. The college successfully places well above national averages – more than 92 percent of graduates from 2015-2016 were placed three months after graduation.

This success can be attributed in large part to the progress of the Professional Development Program. Now with eight years as a required part of the college’s curriculum, the PDP is proving its efficacy and impact. Because of workshops, trainings and job preparation, students now leave the college ready to start their careers – and with impressive experience on their resumes. Since the PDP’s implementation, the college has seen exponential growth in job placement numbers – up 125 percent from placement rates in 2008 when the program requirements began to today’s placement rate of 92 percent.