Fayetteville State University Ranked as a Top 200 U.S. Business School in the SSRN Research Ranking

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) lists the School of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University in its Top 200 ranking of U.S. Business Schools.

SSRN is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and ranks schools “in an attempt to measure the scholarly impact of the authors currently affiliated with the organizations.” SSRN rankings are based on number of faculty papers, citations, and downloads all time and over the past year with the main ranking based on papers downloaded in the past year. For the ranking released January 2011, Fayetteville State University ranks 183 just ahead of Wake Forest University (189) among the top six in the state of North Carolina: Duke (13), UNC at Chapel Hill (20), NC State (77), UNC at Greensboro (146), and UNC at Charlotte (150). Fayetteville State University is the only HBCU to be listed as a Top 200 U.S. Business School.

Dean Assad Tavakoli’s influence has been instrumental in taking the School of Business and Economics to the next level. “These are exciting times at the School of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University, and I expect them to keep getting better,” he said.  Recently hired to conduct research on capitalism and free enterprise studies, Lloyd V. Hackley Endowed Chair, Professor Edward Stringham, stated, “I am excited for the School of Business and Economics at Fayetteville State University to be listed as a top 200 business school and I am very happy to have helped FSU become listed higher than business schools with bigger endowments such as Thunderbird, Claremont, and Pepperdine.”

FSU articles were included in the SSRN top ten download lists in many of their categories including:  Public Choice & Political Economy eJournals, English & Commonwealth Law eJournal, English Law: Public Law, Law & Economics: Private Law, Philosophy Research Network, and Legal History eJournal. 

For more information, contact Ms. Malika Mercer, at (910) 672-1593, or visit the SSRN website