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Bauer College Advances to Top 35 in Research Ranking

Faculty Publications Boost Significant Growth, First Time in Top 50

Published on March 30, 2022

The C. T. Bauer College of Business has advanced dramatically in the University of Texas-Dallas (UT-Dallas) most recent ranking of the top business schools in the U.S. The objective ranking is based on the number of faculty publications in 24 top business journals, with the Bauer College rising to its best-ever rank of 35th among all U.S. business schools for 2021. The Bauer College ranked 69th in the U.S. for 2020.

Significant growth in the number of faculty publications in leading academic journals is a key objective detailed in the Bauer College 2020-2025 Strategic Plan. “Becoming a world-class leader in research and education is not easily achieved, yet the Bauer College is showing phenomenal growth in a remarkably short time,” said Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair Professor Paul A. Pavlou.

Each of the Bauer College's five academic departments also posted impressive numbers in the UT Dallas annual ranking, with both the Department of Marketing & Entrepreneurship and Department of Decision & Information Sciences (DISC) ranking in the Top 10 for scholarly contributions in their fields. The Information Systems group within DISC also ranked #3 in the world in publications by the Association of Information Systems annual ranking.

“The research that we are producing is directly tied to businesses' ability to innovate across industries, and our students are also reaping the benefits of forward-thinking strategies grounded in research,” Pavlou added. “The Bauer College has embraced a cross-disciplinary mindset that is creating findings that organizations need to stay ahead of competition and succeed in a rapidly changing marketplace.”