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Princeton Review tabs SIUE School of Business among nation’s best

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The Princeton Review named Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business one of the best in the country for the ninth-consecutive year. The education services company features the school in the 2015 edition of its book, “The Best 296 Business Schools.”

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“It is an honor to be a part of this prestigious list for the ninth-consecutive year,” said School of Business Interim Dean John Navin. “It speaks well to the high quality of our programs and the hard work of our dedicated faculty and staff to provide an exceptional education for 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 an MBA. We chose the 296 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 solicited and greatly respect the opinions of students attending these schools who reported on their experiences at their schools on our 80-question student survey for the book.”

“The Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition” has two-page profiles of the schools with information about their academics, student life, admissions and graduates’ employment data. In the SIUE profile, The Princeton Review editors describe the school as offering an “exceptional and…convenient MBA program with courses in evening and weekend formats on the Edwardsville campus. This up and coming school offers a well-rounded program that is taught by professors with real world experience.”

SIUE students in the publication are quoted as saying professors, relate the course-work to everyday life, know how to communicate their information to their students effectively and they seem to truly care about students learning and being able to apply information in the real world.

One admiring SIUE student added this comment about the professors, “Their ability to answer questions from their experience in the field has earned my respect.”

Another SIUE student said, “Most of my professors still consult in their respective industries. They are very current on business trends and developments.”

The Princeton Review’s survey asked 21,600 students at the 296 business schools their opinions of their school’s academics, student body and campus life, as well as about themselves and their career plans. The student surveys analyzed for this edition were all completed online and conducted during the 2013-14, 2012-13 and 2011-12 academic years.

The profiles also have rating scores in five categories that The Princeton Review tallies based on institutional data it collected during the 2013-14 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. Rating categories are: academic experience, admissions selectivity, career, professors interesting and professors accessible.

“The Best 296 Business Schools” is one of more than 150 Princeton Review books published by Random House.

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.

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