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Haile/US Bank College of Business
Programs Celebrated Among
World’s Best


April 15, 2021 —  Northern Kentucky University’s Haile/US Bank College of Business continues to receive national recognition for sparking the inner business leader in its students.

The Haile/US Bank College of Business’ Human Resources program has recently been ranked as the 10th best bachelor’s degree in the nation, according to NKU is the only university in the region featured on the site’s top 10 list. The free online resource analyzed data from the U.S. Department of Education and the unique factors of each institution, such as accreditations, professional development opportunities and career success. NKU also received high remarks for its study abroad offerings.

“[NKU] Students have the opportunity to travel to countries such as Czech Republic, England, Germany and Ireland for specialized HR courses. The program trumpets an inclusive curriculum, which allows students to broaden their education with a double major or minor in another business discipline like marketing or finance,” stated in its review of NKU.

NKU is the only university in the region and one of 263 programs in the world approved by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the largest HR professional society representing 285,000 members in more than 165 countries. The SHRM designation gives students eligibility for the Certified Professional exam once they accumulate 500 hours of relevant HR experience.

The Haile/US Bank College of Business also provides the top internships in the nation for students pursuing a Construction Management degree, according to The trusted higher education resource recently announced its best schools for 2021, with NKU being ranked 28 and the top program for hands-on learning opportunities.

“These are remarkable accomplishments for our college,” said Dean Hassan HassabElnaby, Haile/US Bank College of Business. "Our highly engaged faculty and staff take great pride in advancing student success within each program, and I certainly appreciate their work on behalf of our exceptional learners who call NKU home.”

NKU's Haile/US Bank College of Business is accredited by AACSB-International, a distinction earned by fewer than 5 percent of business schools worldwide. To learn more about NKU's undergraduate and graduate offerings, visit its website.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, NKU is an entrepreneurial state university of over 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. We are a regionally engaged university committed to empowering our students to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit