Rankings, Awards & Accreditation


Bloomberg Businessweek

Bradley University's Foster College of Business was among the top in academic quality and top 50 in MBA placements in the Bloomberg Businessweek's ranking of the best U.S. undergraduate business programs for 2014.


Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review

Bradley’s undergraduate entrepreneurial program has ranked among the top 25 in the nation for the past three years by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine.


AACSB International Accreditation

The Foster College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the premiere business education accrediting body. Bradley is one of less than 2 percent of business schools worldwide to achieve and maintain the AACSB’s high standards for both business and accounting education.

AACSB International grants accreditation for undergraduate and graduate business administration and accounting programs. AACSB International accreditation is a process of voluntary, non-governmental review of educational institutions and programs, which assures quality and promotes excellence and continuous improvement in undergraduate and graduate business administration and accounting education. Forbes magazine has identified AACSB International as "the golden standard" for business education.

Initially accredited in 1978, The Foster College of Business received its fourth reaffirmation of full accreditation from AACSB International in 2011. The Foster College undergraduate business program, MBA program, and undergraduate accounting program have been accredited by AACSB International since 1978, 1983, and 1984 respectively.

Bradley's Theresa S. Falcon Executive MBA program also received the Innovation in Leadership of Business Education Award from the AACSB International. The Foster College was one of three schools to receive the award given by the Mid-Continent East Division of AACSB.


President’s E-Award

The International Trade Center in the Foster College of Business at Bradley University received the prestigious 2009 Presidential "E" Award for U.S. Exporters. Only 21 awards are given annually and the Bradley ITC is the only trade center in the country to be recognized.


U.S. News & World Report

In America's Best Colleges 2015, U.S.News & World Report recognized Bradley as the top Illinois university of its type and number four overall among Midwest universities providing a full range of undergraduate and master's programs.

In the graduate school rankings, the Part-Time MBA Program at Bradley's Foster College of Business was ranked at 132 nationally among the 350 programs ranked by U.S. News and World Report.


Brookings Institution

In April 2015, the Brookings Institution ranked Bradley University among the top 20 colleges and universities in the nation, and number one in the state of Illinois, for adding value to alumni earnings. For more on this ranking, click here, and for the full story posted by CNN/Money, click here.