Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Following up on my previous post, Whistleblower Claims Rutgers Created Fake Jobs For Graduates To Goose Business School Ranking: Law360, Rutgers Aims To Erase Fraud Suit Over Biz School Rankings:
Rutgers University called on a New Jersey federal court Monday to toss a proposed class action alleging it boosted its business school's rankings by publications through misrepresenting postgraduate employment statistics, arguing that the suing student cannot pursue claims based on data about a program he does not attend.
The amended complaint alleged that Rutgers inflated the school's rankings in publications such as U.S. News & World Report by hiring graduating MBA students who were unemployed and placing them in "token permanent positions directly with the university." The purported scheme duped prospective students about the potential employment opportunities that come with attending the school, according to the complaint.
- Daily Pennsylvanian, Rutgers University's Business School Has Been Accused of Falsifying Data to Boost Rankings
- Inside Higher Ed, Are Rankings Being Rigged (Again)?
- Inside Higher Ed, Suit Charges Rutgers Rigged M.B.A. Rankings
- Law360, Rutgers Accused Of Inflating MBA Job Data To Woo Enrollees
- NJ.com, Rutgers Created Fake Jobs For Graduates to Boost MBA Program Rankings, Lawsuit Charges
- NJ.com, Rutgers ‘Created Impression Employment Was Virtually Guaranteed,’ MBA Student Alleges in Lawsuit
- Philadelphia Inquirer, Rutgers University's Business School Accused of Rankings Fraud in Lawsuit
- Poets & Quants, Another MBA Rankings Scandal? Or A Disgruntled Staffer’s Airing Of Dirty Laundry?