Princeton Review Ranks Atlanta MBA No. 1 for Opportunities for Women

 

October 11, 2007

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ATLANTA/ MACON — Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics in Atlanta and Macon were listed among the “Best 290 Business Schools” by The Princeton Review, in its 2008 edition of the book by the same name. The School’s Atlanta MBA program was ranked No. 1 in the category of “Greatest Opportunity for Women.”

The Princeton Review selects schools based on its high regard for their academic programs and offerings, institutional data collected from the schools, and the opinions of students attending the schools.

“The faculty and staff of the Stetson School of Business and Economics are honored to have received a No. 1 ranking by the Princeton Review,” said Dean William Mounts. “This recognition is more meaningful when you recognize that, unlike other ranking systems, the Princeton Review uses the responses of students — our customers — to rank business schools. Their opinion is validation of our commitment to a student-oriented culture rooted in an environment of mutual respect ‘where every student matters and learns to make a difference.’”

"Best 290 Business Schools" 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 the profiles on Mercer, The Princeton Review quotes students in the Atlanta program who said Mercer professors are “helpful outside the classroom, open to feedback (and) truly care that the students are learning” and in the Macon program who cited the commitment to “keep class sizes small.”

In a “Survey Says…” sidebar in the profile, The Princeton Review lists topics that Mercer students surveyed for the book were in most agreement about.   The list includes “friendly students,” “happy students,” “cutting-edge classes” and “smart classrooms” in both programs, with the Atlanta students remarking on benefits of the “good peer network,” while Macon students cited their solid preparation in Finance.

The ranking lists are based on surveys of business school students conducted during the 2006-07, 2005-06 and 2004-05 academic years.  Only schools that permitted The Princeton Review to survey their students were eligible for consideration for these lists.  

About the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer:
Established in 1984, the Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics is the largest school within Mercer University, with more than 1,100 students in its bachelor’s, MBA, Professional MBA and Executive MBA programs. The School holds accreditation from the prestigious AACSB International — The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, considered the hallmark of excellence among the nation’s top business schools and placing it among the top 25 percent of all business schools in the world. For more information, visit
www.mercer.edu/business.

About Mercer University:
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has 7,300 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon and Atlanta; four regional academic centers across the state; a university press; two teaching hospitals — Memorial Health University Medical Center and the Medical Center of Central Georgia; educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
www.mercer.edu.
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