Princeton Review Tabs SIUE School of Business Among Nation’s Best

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The Princeton Review has billed Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business as one of the best in the country. The education services company features the school in the new 2013 edition of its book, “The Best 296 Business Schools.”

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The Princeton Review recognition is a tribute to our outstanding faculty and students at SIUE

The Princeton Review has once again billed Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business as one of the best in the country. The education services company features the school in the new 2013 edition of its book, “The Best 296 Business Schools.”

“We’re enthused that our students give positive ratings to key components of our MBA program,” said School of Business Dean Gary Giamartino. “The Princeton Review recognition is a tribute to our outstanding faculty and students.”

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher, “We consider Southern Illinois University Edwardsville one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We selected the schools we profile in this book —280 of which are in the U.S. and 16 are international—based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools. We also solicit and greatly respect the opinions of students who rate and report on their experiences at these schools on our 80-question survey for the book.”

“The Best 296 Business Schools: 2013 Edition” has two-page profiles of the schools. They include write-ups on academics, career and placement, student life and environment, and admissions. The profiles also have ratings (scores from 60 to 99) for academic experience, admissions selectivity and career services. In the profile of SIUE, The Princeton Review editors describe the school as offering an “exceptional and…convenient” MBA program with courses in evening and weekend formats.” SIUE has “a well-rounded program taught by professors with real world experience.”

The Princeton Review lists topics that SIUE students it surveyed were in most agreement about. The list includes: “Good peer network, solid preparation in general management, communication, interpersonal skills and doing business in a global economy.” The 80-question survey for the book asked students about themselves, their career plans, plus their schools’ academics, student body and campus life.
Some other SIUE MBA student comments included:

  •     “SIUE has the best value for the level of accreditation of all St. Louis area schools.”
  •     “A nearly equal mix of recent undergraduate graduates and returning adults, all of whom are very competitive, yet helpful and friendly.”
  •     Professors “relate the coursework to everyday life and seem to truly care about students learning and being able to apply information in the real world.”
  •     Professors “know how to communicate their information to their students effectively.”
  •     There are “many various clubs, sports, Greek life and volunteer options at SIUE on a vibrant and active campus for those who do choose to participate.”
  •     Aside from its extremely convenient location near St. Louis, the campus is located on its own 2,600 acres, “making it non-commercialized, which is another plus.”
  •     “The size is perfect and the accommodations are excellent.”

The Princeton Review surveyed 19,000 students at the 296 schools. The student surveys analyzed for this edition were all completed online at http://survey.review.com and conducted during the 2011-12, 2010-11 and 2009-10 academic years.

The Princeton Review is also known for its many categories of college rankings, its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring and its other education services. Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University.

The SIUE School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. The Princeton Review lists SIUE as one of the top 294 business schools in the U.S. and abroad. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in accounting, computer management and information systems, economics, finance, management and marketing. More than 20,000 alumni have earned degrees from the SIUE School of Business. For more information about the School of Business, visit: http://www.siue.edu/business/index.shtml

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