For 5th consecutive year, UNI selected as one of 'Best Business Schools' by Princeton Review
The University of Northern Iowa is an outstanding business school, for the fifth consecutive year, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education-services company features the school in the just-published 2011 edition of "The Best 300 Business Schools" (Random House/Princeton Review, Oct. 12, 2010).
Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publishing, said, "We are pleased to recommend UNI to readers of our book and users of our site, www.princetonreview.com, 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 collected from the schools. We also strongly consider the candid opinions of students attending the schools who report on their campus experiences on our survey for the book."
Farzad Mousavi, dean of UNI's College of Business Administration, said, "It is gratifying to receive recognition from The Princeton Review, which is internationally respected for its independence. Princeton Review's focus is on MBA programs, but our MBA program does not operate in isolation. It relies on the same faculty, staff and academic philosophy as the rest of the college. What Princeton Review finds so appealing -- high quality of instruction and strong student orientation -- defines the entire college."
"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 a "Survey Says . . ." sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that UNI students it surveyed were in most agreement about. The list includes solid preparation in marketing, accounting, general management and operations.
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. One student told The Princeton Review, "The University of Northern Iowa offers a superior program to others in my area." Another said, "It allows for a quick completion time while providing the business instruction I need." Said another, "From the dean to the newest professor, everyone at the University of Northern Iowa is available and willing to help you be successful."
UNI's MBA program facilitates the professional development of middle-level managers and those aspiring to managerial positions. The program seeks to improve their dynamic capabilities to discern, describe, and solve business problems and manage resources for value creation. Learn more about UNI's MBA program at www.cba.uni.edu/mba.
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. The lists are posted at www.PrincetonReview.com.
"The Best 300 Business Schools: 2011 Edition" also has advice on applying to business schools and funding the degree. It is one of the more than165 Princeton Review books published by Random House. The Princeton Review (www.PrincetonReview.com) is also known for its guides to colleges and to standardized tests, its classroom and online test-prep courses, tutoring and other education services. The Princeton Review is headquartered in Framingham, Mass.; its editorial offices are in New York City. The company is not affiliated with Princeton University, and it is not a magazine.