UConn B-School Featured in the Princeton Review's "The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition"(3/9/2011) -
UConn is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its book, "The Best 300 Business Schools" (Random House / Princeton Review).
According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing, "We are pleased to recommend UConn’s School of Business as one of the best institutions they could attend to earn an MBA. We chose the 300 business schools in this book based on our high opinion of their academic programs and offerings, as well as our review of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who rate and report on their campus experiences at their schools on our survey for the book."
The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition" has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life, and admissions, plus ratings for their academics, selectivity, and career placement services. In UConn’s profile, the Princeton Review editors describe the school as offering “solid preparation in finance, accounting and teamwork." They quote from students attending UConn who say “UConn’s MBA program [is] unique in that it offers numerous experiential learning accelerators… I’ve been able to complete three semester-long consulting projects for real companies and non-profits, and have participated in two study abroad programs,” and that “being part of (a) small cohort allows for personal attention and focused learning.”
In a "Survey Says . . . " sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that UConn students it surveyed were in most agreement about. The list includes: “friendly students and smart classrooms." The Princeton Review's 80-question survey for the book asked students about themselves, their career plans, and their schools’ academics, student body and campus life.
The Princeton Review does not rank the business schools in the book on a single hierarchical list from 1 to 300, or name one business school best overall. Instead, the book has 11 ranking lists of the top 10 business schools in various categories. Ten lists are based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 19,000 students attending the 300 business schools profiled in the book. (Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists.) Conducted during the 2009-10, 2008-09, and 2007-08 academic years, the student surveys were primarily completed online. One list, "Toughest to Get Into," is based solely on institutional data. (All schools in the book were eligible for consideration for this list.) The lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com
UConn is one of 66 schools in the book (22% of the 300) that appear on one or more of the book's ranking lists. It is listed as one of the “Best Business Schools (Northeast).
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