PROVO, Utah — Brigham Young University's master of business administration program ranked fifth among regional schools in The Wall Street Journal's 2004 ranking of top business programs. BYU ranked second in the ethical standards category, "best for hiring graduates with high ethical standards" and fifth worldwide for its excellence in accounting.

"It's gratifying to see our MBA program rated so highly by such a respected business publication," said Cecil O. Samuelson, BYU president. In addition to the rankings, corporate recruiters gave BYU "very high marks for the likelihood of hiring 'stars,' students' personal ethics and integrity and their team orientation." " Recruiters were also impressed with BYU students' global perspective and maturity.