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

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business is named again as one of the best in the country by The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2014 edition of its book “The Best 295 Business Schools.”

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The fact that this list is based on students’ ratings of their educational experience is a sound acknowledgement of the quality of education we provide.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business is named again as one of the best in the country by The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2014 edition of its book “The Best 295 Business Schools.”

“We are very pleased to once again be selected by The Princeton Review,” said School of Business Interim Dean John Navin. “The fact that this list is based on students’ ratings of their educational experience is a sound acknowledgement of the quality of education we provide our students.”

According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher, “We recommend Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn a business school degree.

“We chose the schools we profile in this book 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 attending these schools that rate and report on their experiences at them on our 80-question student survey for the book.”

“The Best 295 Business Schools: 2014 Edition” has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions. In the profile of SIUE, The Princeton Review editors describe the school as: “exceptional and convenient, and located close to a metropolitan area.”

SIUE students in the publication are quoted as saying, “Most of my professors still consult in their respective industries. They are very current on business trends and developments.”
Additional comments from students about faculty included, “They seem to truly care about students learning and being able to apply information in the real world,” and that faculty “know how to communicate their information to their students effectively.”

In a “Survey Says . . .” sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists “good peer network, solid preparation in general management, communication, interpersonal skills and doing business in a global economy” as topics that students it surveyed were in most agreement about pertaining to the University. The 80-question survey asked business school students about their school's academics, student body and campus life, as well as about themselves and their career plans.

The Princeton Review tallied lists based on its surveys of 19,000 students attending the 295 business schools. The survey asked students to rate multiple attributes of their schools, including their professors and fellow classmates.
“The Best 295 Business Schools” is one of more than 150 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The line includes “The Best 169 Law Schools” and “The Best 167 Medical Schools,” plus guides to graduate school admission exams and application essays.

The Princeton Review is also known for its guides to colleges and to standardized tests, its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring, and other education services. Headquartered in Framingham, Mass., The Princeton Review is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.

SIUE’s School of Business and the accountancy programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International, representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. The Princeton Review consistently lists SIUE as one of the top 296 business schools in the U.S. for the seventh consecutive year. 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.

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